New confrontations in the center of the Senegalese capital

New confrontations in the center of the Senegalese capital

Dakar : Senegal | Feb 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM PST
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Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade

- DAKAR (AFP) - A correspondent of the AFP New clashes erupted in the early hours of Sunday afternoon in Dakar between the demonstrators and two policemen in front of a mosque by the police to "'s honor."

The police fired tear gas and rubber bullets against hundreds of demonstrators who were throwing stones, in the wake of prayer for a number of worshipers belonging to the Islamic way Brown was in front of a mosque called the police tear gas Friday.

The AFP reporter saw paramedics transported a man with a rubber bullet in the case of fainting.

Demonstrators also burned wooden slabs and trash containers in a street in the center of the secretary Guiaa Dakar, where the mosque is located.

He received the elements of security that they who looked at a certain moment have exhausted their ammunition as they neared the Republic Street, which leads to the presidential palace, so that reinforcements arrived three mechanisms under the two policemen to the scene.

He expressed his pedestrians and shop owners in the neighborhood "shock" to the outbreak of similar incidents near a mosque. He said one of those traders that President Abdoulaye Wade "leave and this the only solution."

These incidents come on the sixth day of attempts by opponents to participate in demonstrations against the banned nominate Wade, aged 85 years, including 12 in power, for a second term during the presidential election on February 26 / February

These attempts were oppressed by the security forces, and reached their highest levels of violence Friday and Saturday what led to the fall of about twenty wounded.

For the first time since the protests began, targeted a mosque in Dakar Friday by a police officer fired three grenades tear to the campus of mosque, which was in the worshipers inside, according to witnesses, exacerbating tensions in the capital and other cities.

It was about a thousand of the way Brown gathered Sunday outside the mosque two days after what they see as "desecration" is not only for this mosque, but "for the full group."

Rally has got in a calm atmosphere, but the witnesses pointed out that the arrival of an unknown call it classified, but close to the government, angered members of the group who were joined by young men from the neighborhood.

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Riot police stand guard as anti-government demonstrators take to the streets during a protest against Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade in the capital Dakar
Riot police stand guard as anti-government demonstrators take to the streets during a protest against Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade in the capital Dakar
Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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