Police in Senegal dispersed opposition protesters in Dakar on Friday after they disobeying orders to conduct demonstrations in specific routes.
The demonstration was authorized by the authorities but the opposition was asked to change their route, which they refused, raising fears of tensions in the capital. The protesters were demanding for transparency on the country’s oil management.
“To be dispersed is actually illegal because movement is a fundamental right allowed by the constitution. Unfortunately we have a dictator who hides but we will fight to liberate Senegal. We will fight for freedom, we will fight for democracy,” a demonstrator said.
Senegalese President Macky Sall’s brother has resigned as a director of an oil company after criticism for poor management of gas discovered in the country by Timis Corporation, led by Romanian-Australian businessman Frank Timis