Clashes in Senegal

Young men try to overturn a public bus during street clashes with police in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000118" title="Senegal" href="/topic/international/senegal-PLGEO00000118.topic">Senegal's</a> capital Dakar. Senegal security forces used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse hundreds of rock-throwing youths a day after a student was killed in mass <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVGAP00001" title="Egyptian Revolution (2011-12)" href="/topic/politics/activism/protest/egyptian-revolution-%282011-12%29-EVGAP00001.topic">anti-government protests</a>. The clashes come amid mounting international pressure on President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT00008405" title="Abdoulaye Wade" href="/topic/politics/government/abdoulaye-wade-PEPLT00008405.topic">Abdoulaye Wade</a> over his plans to seek a third term in Feb. 26 elections in defiance of opposition complaints it would breach rules setting a two-term limit.

( Joe Penney, Reuters / February 1, 2012 )

Young men try to overturn a public bus during street clashes with police in Senegal's capital Dakar. Senegal security forces used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse hundreds of rock-throwing youths a day after a student was killed in mass anti-government protests. The clashes come amid mounting international pressure on President Abdoulaye Wade over his plans to seek a third term in Feb. 26 elections in defiance of opposition complaints it would breach rules setting a two-term limit.

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