Senegal hosts military parade after four years amid political concerns


Massive numbers of Senegalese residents took to the streets to celebrate their nation’s independence. This is coming precisely one week after violent clashes broke out between police forces and opposition supporters.

Hundreds of people in Dakar, the city of Senegal, lined the streets to see the military parade. It’s was the first time one in four years after being postponed due of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Daouda Tall, a student at the University of Dakar, commented, “This is my first time attending” as he saw tanks go down the main street and soldiers shout and chant.

“That was quite moving. This makes you feel like a real Senegalese “. We are not concerned about anything since we know we are safe.

Senegal gained independence from France in 1960 is generally considered as one of the most stable democracies in West Africa. It has had protests in recent years over the possibility that President Macky Sall may seek to run for third-term.

As he was convicted guilty of libel last week, security personnel and fans of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko battled.


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