Dozens Hospitalised As Police Clash With Protesters

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Police used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters leading to hospitalising of dozens at the Serekunda General Hospital on Sunday.

The mass demonstration turned violent amidst police accusing protesters “violation of conditions of the permit issued to the ‘Operation 3 Years Jotna Movement’.

Office of the Inspector General of Police announced shortly after the start of the protest that the permit it issued to the pressure group was immediately cancelled.

Chairman of ‘Operation 3 Years Jotna Movement’ Abdou Njie together with other executive members of the group are held under police custody.

Thousands of protesters were out to call on President Adama Barrow to honour his 2016 campaign promise and step down immediately.

Barrow who came to power as independent candidate under coalition of eight political leaders has vowed to complete a five-year transitional term.

Meanwhile, The Gambia Press Union has confirmed the arbitrary closure of two radio stations and arrests of up to four journalists in connection with their work during the uprising.

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