The Yewwi Askan Wi coalition welcomes the concerts of

Yewwi Askan Wi, who is protesting against the annulment of his national list led by Ousmane Sonko in view of the legislative election on July 31, had urged his supporters to make as much noise as possible, at 8pm on Wednesday, across the country, with major boiler reinforcements horn. A “great success” according to the opposition coalition. The effect is minimized for its part.

as reported from Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

Each camp has its own record of the alarm that sounded Wednesday night in many districts of Dakar and other cities in the country. A strategy that caused a stir. For government spokesman Oumar Guèye, this “new form of expression” is also entertainment, according to him.

“After having failed miserably in mobilizing to ask people to come out en masse – that was not the case during the last demonstration – the opposition invented this system for fun. This is not civil disobedience.”

Concert of boilers is a means of “resistance”, on the contrary, confirms the leaders of Yewwi Askan Wi. It was “a success”, and the operation should be repeated.

“It is a referendum because all the components that could not come to our marches, to our meetings, demonstrated in their own way. I think it is a good, peaceful alternative,” reacted MP and coalition member Aïda Mbodj.

“We are not here to party. We wanted to experiment with a new form of protest,” said Ousmane Sonko.

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