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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.

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.