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January 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 17 people were feared dead on the semiautonomous islands of Zanzibar as police fought running battles with opposition protesters. Opposition officials and doctors said 16 protesters and one member of the security forces had been killed on Zanzibar's main islands of Unguja and Pemba as demonstrations across the archipelago to call for a revote after disputed elections turned violent. On the mainland, riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters in the capital, Dar es Salaam.
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January 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 17 people were feared dead on the semiautonomous islands of Zanzibar as police fought running battles with opposition protesters. Opposition officials and doctors said 16 protesters and one member of the security forces had been killed on Zanzibar's main islands of Unguja and Pemba as demonstrations across the archipelago to call for a revote after disputed elections turned violent. On the mainland, riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters in the capital, Dar es Salaam.
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