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29 Oct 2019 | 05:50 AM UTC

Senegal: Political rally planned in Dakar November 2

Senegal News Alert

Civil society groups plan a solidarity rally in Dakar on November 2; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Dakar

Event

Several civil society groups are planning a rally in the capital Dakar on Saturday, November 2, in support of the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC) opposition coalition in Guinea. According to media reports, the demonstration will begin at 16:00 (local time) at the Place de la Nation. The organizers are denouncing Guinean President Alpha Condé’s perceived intentions to run for a third term in 2020. They claim that if he runs, it will destabilize the country and in turn affect Senegal.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around rally sites.

Context

The FNDC has been organizing protests in Guinea since September 21. Opposition members allege that President Alpha Condé, who has been in power since 2010, is positioning himself to change the constitution to then run for a third presidential term in late 2020. Condé has now publicly called for constitutional change regarding presidential term limits.

Advice

Individuals in Dakar are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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