Mtwara gas riots: Locals claim police looted shops

Friday May 24 2013

The charred remains of one of the many vehicles
The charred remains of one of the many vehicles set ablaze during a series of mid-week demostrations against the planned construction of a 500plus km gas pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | ELIAS MSUYA
Local Ward Councilor Mohamed Chihako (right)
Local Ward Councilor Mohamed Chihako (right) briefs Home Affairs Minister Emmanuel Nchimbi (centre) on the events that led to the burning of the CCM Office at Chikongola in Mtwara. PHOTO | ELIAS MSUYA
Riot police patrol local streets in an attempt
Riot police patrol local streets in an attempt to restore order following days of violent protests in Mtwara. At least three people have died in the latest round of rioting against government plans to build a Dar-Mtwara gas link. PHOTO | FILE
By Elias Msuya and Abdallah Bakari, The Citizen

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