Charlie Hebdo crowd sets fire to French cultural centre in Niger

Protesters angered by Charlie Hebdo`s latest Prophet Mohammed cartoon set fire Friday to the French cultural centre in Zinder, Niger`s second biggest city, the head of the centre said.

AFP| Updated: Jan 17, 2015, 00:24 AM IST

Niamey: Protesters angered by Charlie Hebdo`s latest Prophet Mohammed cartoon set fire Friday to the French cultural centre in Zinder, Niger`s second biggest city, the head of the centre said.

An irate crowd of around 50 people smashed the centre`s entrance door and set fire to the cafeteria, library and offices in spite of warning shots by two police guards, director Kaoumi Bawa said.