The collective of young Senegalese citizen Enough 's enough to participate called "massively" in an unauthorized demonstration, Friday, Feb. 17 in the center of Daka against the candidacy of the head of state Abdoulaye Wade for president on 26 February.
The collective - born as a result of a cut of Power Utilities in the capital - said in a statement it "intends to continue his fight to end the rampant despotism and nothing can divert him from this path."
Movement of forces from June 23 (M23), a coalition of opposition parties and civil society organizations, including Enough 's enough, has called for demonstrations on Friday afternoon on Independence Square, near the presidential palace. Since July, all manifestations of this place and in the downtown are prohibited for safety reasons and a few hundred opponents who tried to gather there Wednesday were dispersed by police with tear gas.
The call of the collective Enough 's enough came a day after the arrest of several members, including three of its leaders, who were arrested in the Senegalese capital, while breaking another rally banned by the government. They intended to install a permanent sit-in on the place of the obelisk to denounce the presence of the outgoing president at the next election. According to the group, many of them were "beaten, tortured."
"The movement strongly denounces the use of force against Senegalese citizens. It is in the process of gathering the evidence and build a case to prosecute before national courts and international all who are involved directly or indirectly to such acts, "said their statement.
The M23 is estimated that Mr. Wade, 85 years and in power since 2000, has exhausted his two terms legal and illegal court validated his candidacy in late January and confirmed by the Constitutional Council. Proponents claim instead that the reforms of the Constitution in 2001 and 2008 allow it to represent.