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13 Feb 2020 | 03:56 AM UTC

Senegal: Protest scheduled in Thies and Dakar February 15, 21 /update 4

Noo Lank to protest in Thies on February 15 and Dakar on February 21 against rise of electricity cost; transportation disruptions and heightened security presence likely

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Event

Members of the "Noo Lank" civil society group have called for demonstrations in Thies on Saturday, February 15, and in Dakar on Friday, February 21, against the rise of electricity costs in Senegal. Protests will also call for the release of an activist arrested in a related protest on Friday, November 29.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near any demonstration site. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Thies and Dakar are advised to monitor developments of the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.