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Senegal: Nationwide student strike continues May 21 /update 1

Nationwide university student strike continues as of May 21; avoid all protests

21 mai 16h29 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 21/5/2018, 12h00 until 28/5/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Senegal
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Event

As of Monday, May 21, public university students have continued a nationwide strike. The strike, organized to protest the killing of a student by security forces, has been ongoing since Tuesday, May 15. Associated protests are possible in cities throughout Senegal in the coming days; violence between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Violent student protests broke out throughout Senegal on Tuesday, May 15, following the death of a student during clashes with security forces near Gaston Berger University in Saint Louis. The initial demonstration was organized by students demanding the payment of scholarships.

Advice

Individuals in Senegal are advised to remain vigilant, monitor the situation via local media, and avoid any form of public demonstration or public gathering due to the risk of violence.

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