Protests in Somalia against US over Jerusalem

Several hundred people are protesting in Somalia’s capital against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The protesters in Mogadishu, led by Islamic scholars, marched from a mosque after Friday prayers to the bustling K4 junction to show solidarity with Palestinians.

They chanted anti-Israel and anti-Trump slogans including “Down, Trump!”

“I am really disappointed in this decision,” protester Shamso Aden says. “Our sentiment is so high. We won’t accept this, as we will fight to the end.”

Another protester, Amir Mohamed, says: “This is blackmailing the Muslim community at large.”

— AP

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