News ID: 204189
Published: 1012 GMT November 12, 2017

Paris suburb tries to stop Muslim street prayers (Video)

Paris suburb tries to stop Muslim street prayers (Video)
lemonwire.com

Tensions have erupted as residents and the mayor of a Paris suburb on Friday tried to block Muslims from praying in the street, in a dispute that reflects nationwide problems with mosque shortages.

Police formed a human barricade between a few dozen Muslim residents trying to pray in the streets of Clichy-la-Garenne and more than a hundred demonstrators trying to stop them, presstv.com reported.

As the Muslims chanted ‘Allahu akbar,’ or ‘God is great’ in Arabic, the demonstrators sang the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.

Mayor Remi Muzeau led demonstrators to the site where Muslims have been praying for months. Those praying tried to set up on a side street instead, but police pushed them back, prompting minor skirmishes.

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