There was pandemonium within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Friday as members of the Islamic Motion of Nigeria, in any other case referred to as Shi’ites, set the nationwide flags of the USA of America and Israel on hearth throughout a large protest to mark Quds.
The protest was in solidarity with the individuals of Palestine who had been allegedly terrorised by the Israeli authorities with assist from the USA.
The protesters, of their quantity, gathered at Wuse market, chanting anti-US songs to mark the final Friday of Ramadan as Quds Day.
The protest was disrupted with the arrival of anti-riot policemen on the market the place many feminine protesters had been arrested and clamped contained in the bus that conveyed them to the situation.
These arrested had been crushed up and whisked away by the police with their hijabs eliminated.
They had been later sighted by SaharaReporters at Eagle Sq..
Because the assault on their members continued, the indignant protesters set ablaze the nationwide flags of the 2 international locations to point out their disagreement with the continued occupation of Palestine.
The incident led to confusion available in the market as merchants and passersby scampered for security whereas motorists had been compelled to divert their routes.
The Secretary of the Educational Discussion board of the motion, Abdullahi Musa, who spoke to SaharaReporters, mentioned the burning of the flags was a yearly ritual by Shi’ites worldwide on the final Friday of the Muslim month of Ramadan as instructed by the chief of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, late Sheikh Khomeini.
He mentioned, “Right now is final the Friday of Ramadan and we burnt the flags in solidarity with the individuals of Palestine. For greater than a decade, there was a global conference that outlined apartheid as against the law dedicated when officers systematically oppress one group within the territory below their management, and topic it to inhumane acts, with the intent to take care of the domination over that group for the good thing about one other group.”
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