Senegal anti-govt street protest held Saturday
In Senegal, a coalition of opposition parties and civil society groups on Saturday staged a street protest outside the center of the capital, Dakar.
The government had earlier banned all political demonstrations in the city center near government building, citing security concerns.
The group under the banner of the "June 23rd Movement" said they were protesting against President Abdoulaye Wade’s third term bid in next year’s election, because was in violation of the country’s constitution.
But President Wade has said his move does not breach the current constitution.
Senegal’s constitutional council is due to give a ruling on the matter before next year’s polls slated for February 2012.
The last two opposition protest in Dakar in June saw the country's worst street riots in the past decade, with many people being injured, vehicles and buildings set ablaze.Tweet