A group which identifies itself as “Rising Against Racism” has announced plans to hold a public demonstration against police brutality to the American Embassy in the Gambia on Sunday 13th of June.
In a letter copied to the Inspector General of Police, the group stated that the protest will begin at the Pipeline Mosque at 10:00 am to The American Embassy, where a petition will be delivered.
The group explained that the protest is triggered by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States on the 25th May.
The group further stated that the issue of racial discrimination and killing has reached its peak and that they can no longer remain silent about it.
According to the activists, the case of George Floyd is not an isolated one because many others have suffered similar fate simply because they are black people.
The permit bears the signatures of Kemeseng Sanneh, Dodou Jar, MC Cham Jr, and the name of Omar Saibo Camara.
It was copied to The Gambia Red Cross, Gambia Fire and Rescue Service, African Centre for Democracy and Human Right Studies, African Union, United Nations, and Media.
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