Saturday, January 28, 2012

Senegal: Riots After President Wins Ruling

A policeman was reportedly killed as protests swept across Senegal after a court cleared President Abdoulaye Wade's bid for a third term.

Angry youths spread through the streets of Dakar, burning tyres and brandishing rocks as a mass gathering turned violent in the capital.

Discussing the clashes between police and demonstrators in the capital, Dakar police commissioner Arona Sy told reporters the protesters "killed a policeman" - without saying how he died.

Police officers were seen using teargas in retaliation to protesters hurling stones. Read More