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PRETORIA, December 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Numerous anti-French demonstrations are held in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. As reported by local media on Monday, residents, mostly from Muslim quarters, join several thousand strong demonstrations expressing anger at another intervention of France in the affairs of the African state.
After a few days ago the French took control of the situation in Bangui, militants from illegal armed group Anti-balaka /"Anti-machete"/ began to attack the city. This militia was established by residents of Christian villages affected by attacks of Muslim militants group Seleka, which killed civilians with machetes. Once in the capital, members of Anti-balaka began to kill the inhabitants of Muslim quarters, thus trying to take revenge for the atrocities of Seleka, which forms part of the government.
Last weekend, thousands of Muslims attempted to storm the M'poko base on the territory of International Airport Bangui, where 1600 French servicemen and 3700 peacekeepers of African Union’s French contingent are deployed.
According to Amnesty International human rights organization, since December 5, over a thousand people were killed in Bangui and other districts of South African Republic as a result of clashes between Muslims and Christians. Taking control over Bangui, the French started the disarmament of militants, mainly members of Seleka, in the ranks of which are many mercenaries from Chad and Sudan. Muslims believe that the French contingent intentionally disarms only them, depriving them from protection means in the confrontation with Christians.