After three days of mourning, thousands of men and women marched through the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday, answering the Mogadishu mayor's call for unity in the wake of the country's deadliest terrorist attack, which occurred over the weekend.
Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu amid tight security. The attack in the heart of Mogadishu on Saturday has been blamed on al-Shabaab terror group.
“We are demonstrating against the terrorists that massacred our people. We entered the road by force,” said Halima Abdullahi, who lost six of her relatives in the attacks. Mohamed Salad, a university student, called on God to punish those responsible for the bombing.
Locals in other towns in Somalia including Dusamareb, Baidoa and Garowe among others also marched for several hours and clerics called for the war against the Al-Shabaab militants to be stepped up.
Al-Shabaab terror group which is known for conducting wanton massacre of innocent Somalis has now resorted to conducting large scale massacre of the innocent civilians and residents are now up in arms against the terror group.