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Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters in Mali

Timbuktu bars smashed by Muslim protesters in Mali | 25 Feb 2017 | Dozens of young Muslims opposed to alcoholic beverages smashed bars and liquor stalls in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu on Saturday, saying they were "places of depravity", local sources said. "The youngsters were very organised, having targeted what to destroy," said a resident reached by phone who asked not to be identified...Several dozen youths were involved in the protest, a police source said, adding that at least five bars and stalls had been ransacked in the city more than 900 kilometres north of the capital Bamako.