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30 May 2020 | 08:30 PM UTC

Senegal: Protest reported in Cap Skirring (Ziguinchor region) May 30

Senegal News Alert

Protest over water shortage in Cap Skirring (Ziguinchor region) sparks clashes on May 30 as police deploy tear gas; further protests possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/30/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/3/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Cap Skirring, Ziguinchor (Ziguinchor region)

Event

Police in Cap Skirring (Ziguinchor region) clashed with demonstrators during a protest over water shortage on Saturday, May 30. Police utilized tear gas to disperse the crowd after demonstrators threw projectiles, and set several buildings on fire. At least two people were injured in the clashes, and several others were arrested.

Further protests are possible in the coming days. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out. 

Advice

Individuals in the abovementioned area are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate public demonstrations and localized transportation disruptions, and avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution.on, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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