Rare protests broke out in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara


with reports of shooting in the city on Tuesday.
Security forces responded by firing shots to disperse protesters, unverified video footage widely circulated on social media shows.
The protests were staged by students who were angered by government interference in the affairs of a community-funded Muslim school.
Information Minister Yemane Meskel downplayed reports of violence.
“Small demonstration by one school in Asmara dispersed without any causality hardly breaking news,” he said in a tweet.

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