The Gambia clamps down on protests against President Barrow

Protests erupt against President Adama Barrow, who pledged in 2016 to step down after three years.

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    In The Gambia, police used tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to disperse thousands of protesters calling for President Adama Barrow to step down.

    When Barrow came to power in a deal with the opposition coalition, he had promised to step down after three years. But now he wants to stay on to complete the five-year presidential term.

     

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports.


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