Rallies for seized girls banned in Nigeria capital

Jun 03, 2014, 1:24 AM EDT
A person holds up a sign as local clergy, activists and and community leaders protest for the safe return of the 276 abducted schoolgirls outside the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations on June 2, 2014 in New York City.
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Nigerian police have banned public protests in the capital Abuja for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls seized by Islamist militants in April. Abuja police commissioner Joseph Mbu said the rallies were "now posing a serious security threat". Nigeria has seen almost daily rallies calling for the government to take firmer action to rescue the girls.
Nigeria kidnapped girls: Support rallies banned in Abuja [BBC]
Protests for kidnapped girls banned in Nigerian capital [CNN]