Angry youth demand for the release of incarcerated protesters

EYEAFRICA TV: Kanifing, The Gambia: A large crowd of youth Tuesday gathered outside of the Kanifing lower court premises to demand for the immediate release of singer and rights activist Killa Ace and 36 others who are charged by the police for their alleged involvement in a July 24 protest in Serrekunda.
During the procession, one of them; Alieu Bah said the government cannot continue on arresting young people, calling President Adama Barrow a ‘liar’ because he did not fulfill the promises he made to Gambian people.
An eight-count charge was leveled against the 37 youth by the police, including conspiracy to commit a felony, unlawful assembly and prohibition of conduct conducive to breaches of peace.
On Tuesday, the Kanifing Court ordered for them to be remanded in custody until October when the case will be transferred to the superior court.
The youth insisted not to enter the vehicle be transported to Mile 2 Central Prison but they were forcefully pushed into the waiting car by the police, which angered the crowd and started to protest, saying ‘Free the 37.’
Mr. Bah was heard saying, “Power must respect power because the government have power and the people have power too.” He said the Barrow government is already a dictatorship. “These children are our future,” an elderly woman was also heard saying at the Court premises.

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