Northern Malians Protest Enforcement of Shariah Law, Essor Says

About 200 people held a protest in the northern Malian city of Kidal to demonstrate against the enforcement of Shariah law in the area, l’Essor reported.

The residents, mostly young people and women, gathered near the city’s stadium, the state-owned newspaper, based in Bamako, cited a resident as saying.

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