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Thousands protest against Israel in Nigeria, UAE KANO (October 7) : More than 10,000 members of a Nigerian Islamic movement staged a demonstration on Friday in northern city of Kano calling for the government to cut diplomatic links with Israel. The demonstrators, members of pro-Iranian Islamic group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, said they were making the call in protest against the upsurge of violence in the Middle East.

The protesters, who carried placard including "We condemn Israeli massacre of Palestinians", and "Israel -- blood-thirsty demon," marched from the Fagge Juma at mosque to several parts of the ancient Muslim-dominated city. When they reached the central mosque in the city, they burnt Israeli and American flags.

SHARJAH: More than 10,000 people marched on Friday on the main streets of Sharjah to denounce Israel's "massacres" of Palestinians, the state news agency WAM said. Protesters "called on the international community to act quickly to stop the Zionist butchery perpetrated against our brother Palestinians people," the agency said. The march included Emirati nationals along with foreigners from other Arab and Muslim countries, including Palestinians.-AFP

-- Martin Thompson (, October 07, 2000


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