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12 Oct 2018 | 03:04 PM UTC

Senegal: Opposition demonstration in Dakar October 12

Senegal News Alert

Opposition demonstration to take place in Dakar on October 12; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Dakar

Event

Civil society groups and opposition parties have called for a demonstration to take place in Dakar on Friday, October 12, despite a ban on demonstrations. According to local sources, the demonstration is being organized by the Dog Bummi Gacé coalition to denounce the policies of President Macky Sall's government. Demonstrators are expected to rally at 15:00 (local time) in front of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security. Heightened security measures and traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the event. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out. 

Advice

Individuals in Dakar are advised to remain vigilant and avoid any form of public demonstrations or public gatherings due to the risk of violence.

 

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