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Senegalese M2D movement takes stock of its demands

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                The movement for the defense of democracy (M2D) took stock of its demands on Friday March 26.  After deadly protests in Senegal, the movement suspended its call for mobilization on March 12, but it presented " <em>in return</em> »A list of 10 demands.

                                    <p><em>With our correspondent in Dakar,</em> <strong>Charlotte Idrac</strong>

At the top of the list, the M2D demanded release “ without conditions “Of all the prisoners described as” politicians »Arrested in the context of the Ousmane Sonko affair.

This demand has been partly satisfied. Friday March 26, 19 people were released, after a series of releases since Wednesday, including that of Guy Marius Sagna, one of the figures of the protest and coordinator of the Frapp / France Degage movement. The M2D “ takes note », But remains mobilized.

Yassine Fall, representative of the collective recalls: “ In Diourbel, the judge refuses to release the 22 political hostages. The M2D will not compromise on the release of young people who are arbitrarily detained. »

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The M2D is still demanding the light on the deaths – at least 10 – and injuries recorded during the demonstrations, and on the thugs, the henchmen, visible alongside the police.

Call to maintain local elections in 2021

The movement is also worried about the new postponement of local elections, scheduled for the end of March, but again postponed. This postponement was recorded this week in the Council of Ministers.

« The M2D denounces any maneuver consisting in bringing these elections to next year and invites the actors involved in the electoral process to carry out the file and the evaluation so as to maintain the election in 2021 », Declares Yassine Fall.

The movement adds that there will be no new call for the demonstration, but a mobilization for fundraising in favor of the victims of recent violence. The M2D stuck to this statement.

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