Senegal is still reeling, with 15 dead since Thursday

Senegal was reeling on Saturday after the death toll since Thursday rose to 15 and six people died as opponent Ousmane Sonko was sentenced to two years in prison.

Six deaths were recorded on June 2, including four in Dakar region and two in Ziguinchor region.“, a spokesman for the interior minister told AFP.

Clashes on Friday evening pitted small groups of highly mobile young demonstrators against police on the outskirts of the capital and in Dakar, in the south of the country. No incident was reported by the interior ministry on Saturday afternoon.

Many public and private properties were looted, including banks and shops in the outskirts of Dakar. Many streets were left with burnt tires and stones strewn on the roadsides on Saturday morning.

Many social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter have been cut off, which in his opinion is a government move to put an end to it.Spreading hateful and destructive messages“.

The army, as on the previous day, was stationed around strategic points. There is also a heavy presence of police and constables in the capital.

Senegalese people are holding their breath in fear of the arrest of Ousmane Sonko, the opponent of his declared 2024 presidential candidate, who was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday.Immorality“A young woman under 21 years of age.

The decision disqualifies him for now. Mr. Sonko has been clamoring for President Mackie Sall’s plot to politically eliminate him since the beginning of the affair.

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