1 dead in Senegal protests backing opposition lead
Dateline: 5 March 2021
Date: 03/05/2021 02:42 PM
Dakar - 5 March 2021
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Black smoke has risen in Senegal's capital as young people took to the streets again in support of the country's main opposition leader, who was detained Wednesday.
At least one person has been killed.
The unrest in the capital, Dakar, is the worst seen in years in a country known for its stability.
Police fired tear gas to disperse crowds throwing objects at security forces and setting tires on fire near the tribunal where Ousmane Sonko was reportedly set to testify.
Armored vehicles were in the streets.
Sonko and his supporters say the charges against him are politically motivated.