Many killed and injuried in Kenian demostration
At least seven people were killed and more than ten injured in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday when a deadly confrontation ensued between police, demonstrators, and the general public at a protest to petition the arrest of Jamaican-born radical Muslim cleric, Abdullah el-Faisal
El-Faisal was recently released from a British prison where he spent the last four years of his life for his role in various terrorist plots, including the July 2005 London Bombings.
After being refused entry to his native Jamaica in addition to several East African nations, el-Faisal entered Kenya on December 24, 2009 after having gone via Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland, Malawi and Tanzania. Kenyan authorities arrested him after he was red-flagged in an immigration database.
What was at first a peaceful protest by youth members of a local group known as the Muslim Human Rights Forum soon turned violent as the demonstrators started to pelt riot police with stones and other objects.
In turn, officers retaliated at first with tear gas and water cannons, but as the matters further deteriorated and some protesters attempted to stab them, the officers began to employ live ammunition, firing it into the crowd.