SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 September 2021, Thursday |

Senegal Opposition Leader Urges ‘Much Larger’ Peaceful Protests

Senegal’s opposition leader Ousmane Sonko on Monday called for “much larger” anti-government protests in the West African state, but urged that they be peaceful.

He was speaking at a press conference in the capital Dakar, convened after days of deadly nationwide clashes sparked by his arrest last week.

A judge released Sonko from detention on Monday, but also charged him for rape, in a case which the opposition leader says is politically motivated.