Thousands protesters rally in Mogadishu in support of resigning Somali PM

09:38, June 10, 2011      

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Thousands of people took to the streets in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday in support of Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi who is expected to resign in a month's time. "The Prime Minister has agreed to resign in Somalia within 30 days period,"a statement from the Somali Information ministry said.

Thousands of Mogadishu residents poured into the streets of the Somali capital after emergence of the news of announcement of an agreement by top Somali leadership meeting in Ugandan capital Kampala which including the resignation of the Prime Minister Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed after months of impasse over how to deal with the ending of the government mandate.

Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and speaker of the parliament Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adam who have been in disagreement over the issue of the ending mandate for some time came to an agreement, following a marathon meetings mediated by their host the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Protesters burnt tires in the streets and blocked movement of vehicles in the city which came to a standstill for several hours as stone-throwing crowds chanted slogans and carried placards and banners supporting the PM.
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Source: Xinhua
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