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02 Aug 2019 | 08:33 AM UTC

Senegal: Protest expected in Dakar on August 2 /update 3

Senegal News Alert

Aar Li Nu Bokk group calls for a demonstration in Dakar August 2; localized disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/3/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Senegal, Dakar

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Event

The Aar Li Nu Bokk opposition coalition have called for a demonstration in Dakar on Friday, August 2, to denounce President Macky Sall's alleged involvement in a petroleum sector corruption scandal and to call for greater transparency in government efforts to exploit the country's natural resources. Protesters are expected to gather at Place de l'Obelisque at 15:00 (local time) and march to the RTS Radio Station roundabout. Related protests may be held in other urban centers.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be anticipated near all protest sites. Clashes between protesters, as well as between protesters and security forces, cannot be ruled out. Similar protests are possible over the coming weeks.

Context

Aar Li Nu Bokk has staged weekly anti-government demonstrations since June 14. 

Advice

Individuals in Senegal are advised to monitor the situation, avoid any public demonstrations as a precaution, and anticipate localized traffic disruptions and a heightened security presence near demonstration sites.

 

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