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February 10, 1986

Nigerian authorities canceled a Lagos lecture by U.S. Black Muslim figure Louis Farrakhan, and police officers armed with automatic weapons turned away hundreds of people who had planned to attend. They said the cancellation order had come from "higher authorities." It was believed that Farrakhan might have been barred because authorities feared he would make inflammatory political or religious statements and use the forum to attack the United States and other Western nations.

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