Violence erupts in Dakar, Senegal, as president seeks third term

After Senegal's constitutional court ruled that the current president could seek a third term contrary to the 2 term limit imposed by the constitution, confrontations broke out around la Place de l'Obelisque between protesters and police who used batons and tear gas .

Travellers are reminded to exercise caution and avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without notice.

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