Zanzibar police confront demonstration by Islamist mourners

Police used tear gas and water cannons against supporters of a separatist Islamist group in Zanzibar when they blocked a busy road in the historic centre of Stone Town after services at a mosque on Friday in remembrance of the 71 victims of a ferry disaster.

Travellers should always exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without prior notice.

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