Churches torched, 5 killed as Niger’s anti-Charlie Hebdo protest escalates

January 17, 2015 10:07 PM

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Smoke billows from a church set on fire by protesters during a demonstration against French weekly Charlie Hebdo's publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in Niamey, on January 17, 2015 (AFP Photo / Boureima Hama)

Police fired tear gas as hundreds of Niger Muslims came out to yet again protest Charlie Hebdo’s satirical cartoons targeting Islam. At least five people were killed and several Christian churches set on fire by rioting crowds throughout the day.

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