Hundreds of residents in the city of Baidoa in Bay region took to the streets Saturday (August 31st) in protest against the agreement that the Somali government signed with officials from Jubbaland, Somalia's Garowe Online reported.
The rally was organized by the clan elders and the Bay regional administration who said they are cutting off ties with the Somali government.
"We have withdrawn our support from the Somali federal government in Mogadishu. We call on parliamentarians and other federal government officials hailing from this region to come back," said traditional elder Malaq Ali Mumin.
The elders also announced that they are banning federal government officials from entering the Bay region.