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Lorraine: Muslims Use Intimidatory Street Prayers to Demand Mosque and Try to Invade City Hall
by Cheradenine Zakalwe
It's something that's never been seen in the Longwy urban area. Around one hundred Muslim demonstrators yesterday tried to use force to make themselves heard by mayor Edouard Jacque. The demonstration had not been declared. In response to an appeal by the Muslim community of the basin of Longwy, supported by Acmal (Muslim Cultural Association of the conurbation of Longwy), the Muslims first broadcast their Ramadan prayers with lots of loudspeakers beneath the windows of the city hall.
Tired of having awaited the arrival of the mayor for over an hour when it was 32° in the shade, the crowd then tried to penetrate into the interior of the premises. Only a delegation of about ten people managed to gain entry while several police vehicles took up position behind the buildings.
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