October 7, 2022
Africa

Anger mounts in Madagascar following deadly police shooting of mob

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Issued on: 20/09/2022 – 16:10

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FOCUS © FRANCE 24 On August 29, a young albino child was kidnapped and his 21-year-old mother murdered in the remote village of Ambatolampy in south-eastern Madagascar. Recent years have seen a rise in murders of Albinos on the island, with their body parts often used in rituals and ceremonies. The crime triggered a local riot, with an angry mob storming the local police station to kill the apprehended suspects. Law enforcement officers fired on the crowd, killing around 20 people. Why did residents want to take the law into their own hands? Who are the kidnappers? Our correspondent Gaëlle Borgia reports.

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