Muslims Pray in Front of Clichy Town Hall to Protest Prayer Room Closure

StoryfulPublished: May 26, 2017
Published: May 26, 2017

Ahead of holy month of Ramadan, hundreds of Muslims gathered to pray on Boulevard Jean Jaurès in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday, May 26, in protest over their expulsion from a premises where prayers and courses were carried out. Since March, Muslims have gathered to pray on streets in the vicinity of Clichy town hall, arguing to authorities that the lack of a communal space increases the likelihood of Muslims being radicalized online. With the closure of the building where they had prayed, around 300 children in Clichy were left without Arabic and Islamic history classes, while Mayor Rémi Muzeau was planning to install a multimedia library on the site, according to "20 Minutes:http://www.20minutes.fr/paris/2040387-20170331-hauts-seine-nouvelle-priere-rue-vendredi-comment-avancent-negociations-entre-musulmans-mairie-clichy.

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