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3 Sonko supporters dead after clash with Police in Senegal

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Clashes between Senegalese police and supporters of opposition politician Ousmane Sonko have resulted in the death of three individuals.

The protests erupted on Monday in Dakar, the capital, and the southern city of Ziguinchor ahead of Sonko’s scheduled court appearance.

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Sonko, who is facing rape allegations, has denied the charges and did not appear for the latest hearing, causing a one-week adjournment.

His allies claim that the case is a political maneuver designed to prevent his candidacy in the upcoming presidential election.

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Authorities have stated that one of the deceased individuals was a police officer who was accidentally crushed by an armored vehicle.


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