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Thousands demonstrate against desecration of the Koran

Security - Thousands of Muslim faithfuls took the streets of Nouakchott Monday, to protest against 'a desecration' of the Koran, the Muslim Holy Book, after finding some pages torn and scattered in a mosque here Sunday evening.


The demonstrators, who began marching from the outskirts of the capital, were teargas and grenades thrown at them by riot police and the national Guard deployed in many areas of the city.

Despite this, the demonstrators, among them several women and students, massively mobilized to condemn the desecration.

The perpetrators have not been found yet.

Pana 04/03/2014