Kenyan Muslims hold pro-radical cleric protest

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A demonstration by Kenyan Muslim youth protesting the arrest of a radical Jamaican-born cleric turned violent with protesters throwing stones and police firing tear gas and using water cannons to disperse the crowd.

An Associated Press reporter saw three young men injured in the protest being treated at a clinic near the downtown Nairobi mosque where it began after Friday prayers.

Police have restricted protesters’ movements by standing at roads leading away from the mosque.

Sheik Abdullah el-Faisal entered Kenya last month. The government is trying to deport him, saying he is a security threat.

The cleric served four years in Britain for inciting murder and stirring racial hatred by urging followers to kill Americans, Hindus and Jews.