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18 Dec 2019 | 07:37 AM UTC

Senegal: Demonstration scheduled in Dakar December 20 /update 1

Civil society group to protest in Dakar December 20; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

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Event

The Nio Lank civil society group has called for a protest in Dakar on Friday, December 20, to denounce the increased price of electricity and demand the release of an activist arrested on Friday, November 29, in a related protest. Participants plan to gather from 15:00 to 18:00 (local time) at Place de l'Independence.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest.

Advice

Individuals in Dakar are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.