Gambia: Victims’ Center to protest against APRC permit approval

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As the country faces political upheaval with protest upon protest, the Center for Victims and Human Rights Violations (Victims’ Center) yesterday revealed their plan to protest on 23 January 2020, after police had granted APRC a permit.

The Victims’ Center had been tirelessly calling on the police not to grant the permit to APRC, which yesterday protested demanding former president Yahya Jammeh’s return. This protest, however, has disappointed the Victims’ Centre and equally requested permit for a counter protest.

Isatou Jammeh, a relative to former President Jammeh and staff of the Victims’ Center, said; “we have sent out a permit to stage a protest in collaboration with all our partners and the victims to show solidarity.”

She indicated that the protest is planned for 23 January in Banjul, from the Arch 22 to the police headquarters.

“We are calling everyone to come and take part because it is a national call. We are calling everyone to come and make it a massive one, so that we can condemn the approval of the police for issuing protest permit to APRC,” she added in released audio.

She further called on all victims and their families to come out in their numbers to join them; adding: “we feel that the police’s decision is a mockery to the Victims’ Center.”

She said the protest will start at 10 a.m.Author: Pa Modou Cham

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