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Senegal Opposition Group Calls Fresh Protest For Saturday

Channels Television  
Updated March 9, 2021
Protesters gather at Place of the Nation during a protest in Dakar on March 8, 2021, after the country’s opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was charged with rape. Usually considered a beacon of stability in a volatile region, deadly clashes between opposition supporters and security forces have rocked the West African state.
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A Senegalese opposition group called for a peaceful protest in the capital Dakar on Saturday to push for the release of what it termed as political prisoners in the West African state.

The Movement for Defence of Democracy, the opposition group, also called for a day of national mourning on Friday to honour protesters who were killed in recent unrest in the country.

More to follow . .