Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia

 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia


Gambian police on Monday, killed two young men during a village protest against sand excavation they claim is damaging their rice fields.
Confirming the incident, office of the police inspector general said a clash between villagers and police led to the "regrettable death" of two men and left several others injured.
"The office of the Inspector General of Police wishes to make it clear that it did not authorise the use of fire arms and will investigate the circumstances that led to this unfortunate incident," it added.

 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia

There has been mounting tension between the villagers in Faraba Banta and police over the impact of sand excavation on the farmers' land, AFP reports.
A protest at the end of May saw police use rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protestors.

 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia
 Graphic: Two young men killed, several others injured as police and villagers clash during anti-polution protest in Gambia

source:LIB

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