The Senegalese authorities investigate videos of armed civilians during the protests

Consiliul CSCJune 14, 20231min

The Senegalese authorities have announced that it had opened investigations regarding the broadcasting of videos showing armed people in civilian clothes, accused of violently attacking demonstrators during the recent protests.

The Interior Minister, Antoine Felix Abdoulaye Diome, has declared that an investigation is pending following the recent videos that emerged on the social media portraying people wearing civilian clothes and weapons. The government official declared that the Senegalese justice system will establish the truth.

The Pro-Sonko supporters sustain that the actual presidential camp has hired these thugs to assist the government authorities in putting down the protests. The presence of these armed men have been reported by the local media and has been denounced by human rights activists.

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