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Police Brutality Again

After the December 4th elections hundreds of Gambians poured at the United Democratic Party ( UDP) leader’s residence along the Kairaba Avenue to show solidarity; but on the second day the Gambia Police Force, forcefully dispersed supporters with the use of teargas.
Police came with trucks full of paramilitary unit who are all equipped with guns but only use teargas on hundreds of supporters forcing them to flee at all directions . The unarmed UDP supporters became prey of the police and many of them fell unconscious and taken to the nearest hospitals with the support of the Red Cross and ambulances. The causalities included very young ones and elderly persons.
As if that was not enough the same unit of the police storm the Bakau settlements and throw teargas in people’s private homes. The home of honorable Assan Touray was not spared. A very elderly woman said to be the mother of the former Bakau member of the National Assembly got fainted, she is close to 90 years of age.
The community was scared and causes a lot of discomfort for no crime other than showing solidarity to their party leader. The police must know that in this day and time no crime against humanity can go without recorded and one day the; long arm of justice with get them.
The most unfortunate side of the act of the police is that; the police are only after those members of the UDP. The National People’s Party (NPP) is all over the KMC at different corners and no police is after them, the million questions are why?
This kind of selective justice must stop and the police must not discriminate. The police should know that they are paid by tax payers and therefore the service must be just and not selective.
Be warn that justice will prevail one day and don’t say you are not warn. The Gambia needed a police that is not remote controlled.
President Adama Barrow is on record that he ordered the firing of teargas on the three years Jotna protesters; here you are throwing teargas on peaceful assembly at the residence of the UDP leaders up to his hiuse.

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