Hargeisa – Somaliland’s Livestock Minister Saeed Sulub Mohamed was stoned by offended folks on the funeral of three folks killed throughout political protests in Hargeisa on August 11.
A video of the minister being pelted with stones was broadly circulated on social media. Mohamed’s bodyguards may also be seen within the footage firing dwell rounds to stop folks from attacking him.
It is unclear if anybody was significantly injured within the melee.
After the funeral, a whole lot of individuals carrying crimson headbands, a logo of mourning, started throwing stones on the minister.
The minister was capable of escape from the group, however his automobile was reportedly broken.
Opposition events blamed the federal government for the deaths of the protesters, who have been shot lifeless by police when the demonstrations turned violent. The demonstrators demanded that presidential elections be held in November on Thursday.
According to an area police official, practically 100 folks have been injured throughout the protests.
Muse Bihi Abdi, Somaliland’s president, mentioned in a Facebook put up late Thursday evening that nearly all of the injured have been safety forces “who were attacked with clubs, metal rods and stones.”
The worldwide group issued a joint assertion expressing “deep concern” over experiences of violence throughout protests in Somaliland’s capital.