Senegal: police and protesters clash in first major unrest over vote delay

Student reportedly killed in the northern city of Saint-Louis while Dakar sees clashes between security forces and demonstrators

Clashes between security forces and protesters gripped Senegal’s capital and other cities in the first widespread unrest over the delay of a presidential election that many fear could lead to protracted instability.

In the capital, Dakar, police in riot gear fired teargas, stun grenades and what appeared to be rubber bullets at large crowds of protesters who were burning tyres and throwing stones, a reporter with the Reuters news agency said.

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