Demonstration in Bamako

Fellows Spring 2011

By David Taylor

March 29, 2011

A pro-Qaddafi demonstration just took place here in Mali after midday prayer. Several thousand people gathered at the Independence Monument in downtown Bamako and marched toward the French Embassy, waving the Libyan flag and chanting, "Vive Qaddafi!"

Many Malians view Libya under Qaddafi as a good neighbor and funder of projects. There were no reports of violence.

David A. Taylor is reporting from Mali on a grant from the International Reporting Project (IRP).