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06 Feb 2020 | 05:39 AM UTC

Senegal: Clashes between fishermen and security forces reported in Saint-Louis February 5

Fishermen and security forces clash in Saint-Louis February 5; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours



Clashes between fishermen and security forces have been reported in Saint-Louis on Wednesday, February 5, amid a protest held by fishermen to denounce recent changes in local fishing legislation. Protesters reportedly blocked the Moustapha Malick Gaye Bridge, throwing stones at police officers who retaliated with tear gas. Several people were reportedly injured and others arrested following the clashes.

Further protests and related clashes between fishermen and security forces cannot be ruled out.


Individuals in Saint-Louis are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.