Tourists in Zanzibar advised to stay at at resorts and use extreme caution due to riots

Posted on May 30, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Warning

(eTN) – At least thirty rioters were charged yesterday in courts of law in Zanzibar, following their arrest over the weekend, when mobs incited by sectarian talk stormed two Christian churches and burned them down. More are expected to appear in court today, and though several were granted bail, investigations continue into the promoters of the uncharacteristic violence perpetrated against other religions. On other parts of the islands, sporadic riots erupted yesterday again, with much of the police and security force securing the court buildings and surrounds, and notably, another church was burned down near Mpendae, before security forces were deployed to arrest and disburse the mobs.
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