Senegal: One dies , many injured at mass protest over opposition Sonko’s arrest
By Buba Gagigo
One person has been reported dead in one of the the Senegalese towns of Bignona as a result of the gunshot he received at the mass protests going on in Senegal in relation to the arrest of Opposition Ousman Sonko.
Many others have also been reported injured during clashes between protesters and security forces.
Universities across Dakar and other parts of Senegal have also joined the protests.
Ousman Sonko, the leader of the Pastef party in Senegal has been charged with disturbing public order in Senegal in the early hours of Wednesday ahead of his scheduled court appearance to face a rape charge.
Charges against him have been increased by Macky government. The latest charges are disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration.
One of his lawyers Cheikh Khouraissy, told AFP told AFP that he [Cheikh] has been notified of Sonko’s arrest on charges of disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration.
The opposition was due to appear before a judge in Dakar on Wednesday to answer to the rape charge against after he was accused last month. Sonko however denied all allegations.
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