Kenyan police fire tear gas at street demonstrators before rally
Published on Jul 7, 2014 4:45 PM
NAIROBI (REUTERS) - Police fired tear gas in central Nairobi on Monday to disperse a crowd of a few hundred anti-government demonstrators in the streets, a Reuters witness said, as others gathered peacefully for a mass rally called by the opposition at a nearby park.
The demonstrators opposed to President Uhuru Kenyatta and carrying posters of opposition leader Raila Odinga chanted"Uhuru must go" and climbed over statues, prompting police to fire half-a-dozen tear gas canisters. They swiftly dispersed.
Several hundreds other opposition supporters gathered calmly for the main rally in a central Nairobi park, some dancing to music and others chanting.
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