Hundreds of Somalis reportedly gathered on Mogadishu's Liido beach Thursday morning, in protest of the gun and bomb attack carried out there by militant group Al-Shabab last week, that killed more than 20 people.
People at the protest used the hashtag #LiidoDemonstration to show solidarity with the victims of the attack, and voice their opposition to Al-Shabab, who have been responsible for a spate of attacks in the Horn of Africa in recent years.
The protest was attended by a large number of Somali women, according to attendees posting on Twitter.
Others tweeted that they attended the protest felt compelled to show the world that ordinary Somalis condemn acts of terror, and Al-Shabab.
Due to the precarious security situation in Mogadishu, protests against Al-Shabab are rare, but it appears that last week's suicide bombing, gun attack and siege in the popular beachside restaurant area was the last straw for many.
Years of civil war and unrest has led to instability and bloodshed in Somalia.
Those at the protest tweeted that they hoped peace would prevail in the face of the latest massacre.
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