SENEGAL: Violent clashes in Senegal after opposition leader was charged with rape


Senegalese police “fired tear gas to disperse stone ~throwing protesters” from a square in the capital of Dakar on Monday.

Thousands of opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko’s supporters converged on a central square in the city , “hurling stones at riot police who retaliated by firing tear gas”.

Protesters waved the Senegalese flag while denouncing the accusation against Sonko as politically motivated.

At least Five people have “died in nation wide unrest sparked” on Wednesday by the arrest of Sonko , a popular government critic .