Gambia: Breaking News: Post-Mayoral Election Violence Grips Gambia!

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Post-election violence has gripped the Kanifing Municipality. Supporters of the United Democratic Party—UDP and dictator Yahya Jammeh’s former ruling APRC supporters have gotten into a serious confrontation on Sunday. UDP supporters wearing the party’s yellow t shirts, could be seen throwing stones at the APRC supporters. The APRC supporters also in turn fought back.

The home of the APRC interim leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta came under attack late Saturday and Sunday evening. Armed paramilitary police used teargas to disperse the belligerent UDP supporters.

Traffic was completely brought to halt. The UDP supporters threw stones at the PIU officers deployed to keep the peace.

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Serre-Kunda remains chaotic at this hour. Police are finding it hard to keep the UDP supporters off the streets.

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The APRC supporters have accused the UDP supporters of orchestrating the violence.

In the meantime, the KMC remains tense. Tensions are mounting between the two political rival supporters.

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It would be recalled that the UDP candidate Talib Bensouda won the KMC mayoral election. Mr. Bensouda in his victory speech called on his supporters to celebrate his victory in peace. He also promised to embark on a thank you visit to the people who voted for him.

From: Freedom newspaper

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