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Three Dead As Gambians Protest Against President Barrow

Protesters maintain banners bearing the faces of victims of the regime of Yahya Jammeh, the previous President of the Gambia, throughout an indication asking for Yahya Jammeh to be dropped at justice in Banjul on January 25, 2020. ROMAIN CHANSON / AFP

 

Three folks died on Sunday within the Gambian capital Banjul throughout an indication calling for President Adama Barrow who needs to increase his time period to step down, a hospital director stated.

Police fired tear gasoline to disperse tons of of protesters who responded by throwing stones, in accordance with an AFP correspondent on the scene.

“I can confirm that there have been three dead,” stated Kebba Manneh, director of the Serrekunda hospital the place victims had been taken.

He instructed reporters that individuals dropped at the hospital had been handled for gasoline inhalation, and stated some had been nonetheless below remark.

Tension has been constructing in The Gambia over Barrow’s determination to remain in workplace for 5 years — reversing an preliminary pledge to step down after three.

Red Cross sources stated 28 folks had been taken to Serrekunda hospital on Sunday.

Opposition activists added that police had arrested scores of individuals, together with Abdu Njie, chief of the Three Year Jotna (is up) Movement.

AFP

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