Protests in Senegal Over COVID-19 Curfew

Civil unrest seems to have been a global issue this week, with countries like Senegal following suit.

The following information comes from Africa News.

Protests erupted in Senegal Wednesday over a 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. coronavirus curfew mandated by President Macky Sall. The violence took place in Dakar, where 90% of COVID-19 cases are accounted for, along with the adjoining region of Thies. Over 20,000 cases and 433 deaths have taken place in Senegal, and the outbreak has strained the country’s healthcare system.

The new restrictions have impacted the jobs of many, with several citizens arguing the following:

“Lots of us work at night.”

“We earn a living on a day-by-day basis.”

Delivery Driver Jean-Paul Mendy

“I have children and they’re stopping me from working. Macky Sall’s decision is nonsense — it looks like he thinks he’s king.”

Taxi Driver in Parcelles Assainies Modou Niang

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Until Next Time…

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Photo Credit: Africa News

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