Thousands Riot in Mozambique

Associated Press

Several thousand youths ransacked Malawi's embassy and stoned South Africa's trade mission today to protest the death of President Samora Machel, witnesses said.

Reporters at the scene said police used tear gas and fired warning shots to disperse the first violent demonstration reported in Maputo since Machel led Mozambique to independence from Portugal in 1975. He was killed in a plane crash Oct. 19 just across the border in South Africa.

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