Unrest in Stone Town (Zanzibar) and Dar es Salaam Today Wednesday, October 17, 2012 October 17, 2012
U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam
Stone Town: The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that Tanzanian authorities and local media report demonstrations, roadblocks, tire burning, rock throwing, and rioting in the Darajani, Mbuyuni, and Kisonge districts of Stone Town, Zanzibar this afternoon. Demonstrators are upset due to the apparent disappearance of a Muslim cleric in Stone Town.
Dar es Salaam: Police report a crowd is gathering at Police Headquarters on Ohio Street in central Dar es Salaam, demanding the release of a radical cleric who was arrested with 38 other Muslim clerics this morning. There is also a report of unrest in Mbagala, south of Dar es Salaam
These are fluid situations that may change rapidly. Avoid these areas until the situation has returned to normal and continue to monitor local media for updates.
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