Protesters in Mogadishu Call for Presidential Election

Protesters marched through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, on the night of Monday, April 26, demanding a presidential election.

Incumbent Somali president Mohamed Farmaajo has faced opposition at home and internationally since the lower house of parliament approved a two-year extension to his presidential term.

Gunfire was reported on Sunday as clashes between forces loyal to the president and those demanding an election broke out, drawing international concern.

Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has called for stability in the capital following the violent clashes.

Video streamed to Facebook by Deeq Cabdalla Deeq shows protesters marching and chanting in the Kaaraan district of Mogadishu. Signs with slogans translating as “We will not reject the constitution” can be seen. Credit: Deeq Cabdalla Deeq via Storyful