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Somalis Hold Nationwide Anti AlShabaab Demos
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Somalis Hold Nationwide Anti AlShabaab Demos

Thousands of Somalis across the country took to the streets to demonstrate against the October 14 terror attack that killed more than 300 people. In the capital Mogadishu protestors wearing red head bands were led by Mayor Thabit Mohamed before gathering at the Koris Stadium to listen to attend the national solidarity and prayers meeting led by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. "This is truly a big message sent to Alshabaab that enough is enough. We have lost so many civilians from these senseless killings" Halima Abdi a protestor told Radio Dalsan Baidoa the capital of the South West State witnessed one of the largest gatherings of demonstrators. In Garowe Puntland students offered prayers for the victims in school gatherings. In Dhusamareb angry protesting women burnt down a flag associated with the militant group Alshabaab. Other large protests were held in Kismayo the capital of Jubbaland state.