Sit-in by 200 #Mauritania students after 5 classmates arrested

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Mauritania police storm the Institute of Islamic Studies

Mauritania police storm the Institute of Islamic Studies

Police suppressed a protest with tear gas after clashes erupted at noon today, 10 Jan 2012. Reports of injuries to several protesters as well as at least 5 arrests. The Higher Institute of Islamic Studies is threatened with closure, and students have been protesting almost daily since the announcement was first made.

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