Peaceful demonstration turns into armed clash in Lower Shabelle region least four civilians were wounded after a peaceful demonstration denouncing illegal roadblocks and armed robbery in Tixsile village of Lower Shabelle region turned into armed clash.
The demonstration organized by the local people started early morning in the Tixsile village, some 60km south of Somalia capital Mogadishu. The peaceful demonstration soon turned into armed clash after armed men opened fire on the demonstrators.

Freelance militia claiming to be local forces started to exchange fire against the armed men who opened the fire on the demonstrators.

The demonstration stopped after the gun battle begun.

There has been a growing complaints from the local people in the Lower Shabelle region recently, over number of illegal roadblocks set up by uniformed armed men claiming to be members of the government forces.

The regional administration and the security officials have not yet commented on the clash.