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Opposition Calls for More Protests as 4 Dead in Senegal

Postby Insaanistan » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:46 am

Opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, potential challenger of President Macky Sall in the next election, has been arrested on charges of disturbing public order and violating coronavirus lockdown, prompting widespread protests throughout the country. The arrest is widely viewed as a slanderous attempt to silence Sonko.
Senegal is known for being a stable country, however, Sonko’s arrested sparked the worst violence in the nation’s capital, Dakar, that it has seen in a long time. Held up inside of Dakar’s Cheikh Anta Diop University, students threw bricks at officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. At least one person has died in the clashes. The movement is called “Y En A Marre”. Enough is Enough.

The government has restricted the internet and suspended television stations. The stations were accused of focusing too much on the protests, while the internet was being used to plan another mass protest.
Sonko is a devout Muslim, and a staunch critic of the ruling elite of Senegal. Sonko previously ran against Sall and lost in what is widely viewed as a fraudulent conspiracy against Sonko. Senegalese presidents generally have only 2 terms, but Sall started a constitutional review in 2016, and many are suspicious he will try to run again.
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Sources:
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/05/africa/s ... index.html https://www.france24.com/en/africa/2021 ... ader-sonko
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452
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Postby Conklandi » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:50 pm

A government shows their motive not by its speeches, but by its actions.

What Senegal's government had shown is that it is afraid of opposition, going to the point of cutting off TV and internet access.

A true government should show that it deserves to exist by doing its function of improving the lives of the people instead of censoring dissent.

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Postby Ancapimania » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:54 pm

Removing people's rights and freedom well done Senegal for following those North Koreans who helped you build those statues,you are a step away from being the worst country in the world

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Postby Trollzyn the Infinite » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:27 pm

Ironically the restrictions on TV and Internet may have been a bad play. With less distractions more people will be inclined to rise up in protest.
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Postby Senkaku » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:35 pm

I think "[country] suspends Internet and TV as riots break out" is going to be a theme for this decade's headlines lol especially in the Sahel

We've already got Myanmar and Senegal in like the last... month?
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Postby Ancapimania » Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:33 am

Senkaku wrote:I think "[country] suspends Internet and TV as riots break out" is going to be a theme for this decade's headlines lol especially in the Sahel

We've already got Myanmar and Senegal in like the last... month?

Well,this is a sign of revolutions all over the world so maybe another decade of revolutions?

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Postby Insaanistan » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:26 am

Senkaku wrote:I think "[country] suspends Internet and TV as riots break out" is going to be a theme for this decade's headlines lol especially in the Sahel

We've already got Myanmar and Senegal in like the last... month?

I think 2020 was the tutorial of the game and 2021 is Level 1.
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Postby Insaanistan » Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:56 am

Schools shutdown in Senegal for a week as it braces for new protests:
https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452
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Postby My Political Fantasy » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:58 am

The average age of Senegal is 18.5 years and the population grows by 2.7% each year. Sounds like a good place to kick off a revolution :p
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Postby Insaanistan » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:31 am

Sonko officially charged with rape as protesters chant “Free Sonko” and burn cars. France is paying attention: it has a HEAVY presence in the former French colony, and French businesses have been hit in the violence.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56323444
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Postby Insaanistan » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:33 am

Protesters have been tear gassed, and the nation is “On the brink of apocalypse”.
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Postby Insaanistan » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:51 am

“We issue a warning to President Macky. Let him know that he has not touched Sonko but the youth because Sonko is the hope of an entire nation. All we want is for him to set him free. If he doesn't, today we're on a break, we'll listen to him by tomorrow. If we don't hear from him, we'll do worse than we have already done.

“If he sees the message of our peaceful march, we will demonstrate peacefully. But if he doesn't react, we will opt for violence. We will destroy everything. If he locks him up, we will find him in the palace.”
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Postby Insaanistan » Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:38 am

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