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Police Discourage Planned Protest In Banjul

Abdoulie Sanyang 
Inspector General of Police 

The police have discouraged a planned protest without permit in Banjul on Monday.

A statement from the police said that have not received any permit request or issue any permit for a protest to take place in the capital city, Banjul

“The Office of the Inspector General of Police is aware of a publication on social media of a planned protest scheduled for  Monday 22 August, 2022 in Banjul by a group calling itself “We the Arr Banjul Movement”. 

“The Office of the IGP  is deeply concerned with the security implications with regard to the planned protest especially during this difficult period when residents of the City are recovering from the recent flashfloods. 

“The IGP would like to bring to the attention of the general public, particularly those behind the planned protest, that no permit request had been received nor issued by the police for such public show of protest to take place in the capital city, Banjul.

“”Consequently, the Inspector General of Police is urging all and sundry to ignore the invitation to take part in an unauthorised procession.

“Furthermore, you are encouraged to abide by the Public Order Act and refrain from any unlawful assembly or protest.

“The IGP wishes to urge the general public to nurture the culture of adherence to the Rule of Law in pursuing your rights in the interest of peace and security of our beloved Gambia,” the police statement said tonight.

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