Police uses teargas and truncheons to disperse protesters on a peaceful march.

Police uses teargas and truncheons to disperse protesters on a peaceful march.

30 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

The police in Senegal have made excessive use of tear gas and truncheon to disperse protesters who were demanding greater transparency in the management of the country’s natural resources.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceSenegal
Date of Occurrence14 Oct 2016
Security Agents InvolvedThe police
Legal FoundationsArticle 7 and 58 of the Senegalese Constitution
Rights ImplicatedRight to free expression, association and assembly

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