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Clamp Down Continues as Yanks Dabo Surrenders Himself to Police

A key member of ‘Three Years Jotna,’ Yanks Dabo has surrendered himself to the police on Sunday following a violent protest which resulted in serious injurious and mass arrests of protesters and journalists.

“I am at Kairaba Police Station to surrender to Police and will see you all on the other side! The struggle continues!!! 3 Years Pledged and 3 Years Jotna!” he wrote on Facebook about half-an-hour ago.

Dabo has been an outspoken member of the pressure group that initially vowed to forcefully remove President Adama Barrow who fails to step down at the end of the three years as he promised during his campaign in 2016.

Yanks Dabo

Dozens took to the streets on Sunday morning on Banjul Highway but they were met with the tear gas from the riot police. The police later cancelled their permit and warned them to peacefully dispersed or be face forceful dispersal.

This whole encounter was marred by arrests as protesters retaliated by throwing stones at the police. This confrontation has led to serious injuries sustained by protesters who were taken to the hospital.

3 years jotna protester seriously wounded

 

The Chronicle couldn’t confirm any deaths so far.

The Gambia Press Union has confirmed the arrest of four journalists including the proprietor of Home Digital FM, Pa Modou Bojang. His radio as well as King FM radio were ordered by the police to cease operation.

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