Anti-government protests rock Senegal – BBC News

most of them young people will get radicalized they will take rifles to make change corruption that's the reality here most of my friends don't have jobs after unknown senegal has been experiencing some of the country's worst unrest in nearly a decade over two weeks thousands of young people took to the streets the protest kicked off after the arrest of opposition leader uzman sanko he was accused of rape but some people are worried that the case is an attempt by president maki sal to silence the opposition something the government denies the protests ended earlier this month but the tensions amnesty international says 12 protesters died one of them was sharewad a 32 year old tailor who was shot and killed at the protests we're seeing his brother's sewing machine here so this is where his brother would make clothes to then sell them what actually happened on that day how was he killed one more time is seen as a beacon of democracy and stability in africa and the economy here has grown in recent years but young people say that wealth is not being shared with them and they've had enough this hip-hop center was built to provide young people here with opportunities [Music] we have delinquents we have prostitution we have robberies we have many many kind of bad things i'm very scared for young people because when actual political leaders or the future political leaders still lying to the people when they do not respect what they promise to the people most of them young people will get radicalized they will take rifles to make change the young don't have opportunity they they don't feel part of the system yes i'm really really really afraid from your friends they're your friends that you see here are they in work do they have jobs no most of my friends don't have job they don't have anything to do so they turn to crime and others problem like that this song which she wrote herself is about the loss of hope and feeling undervalued it sums up how a lot of her generation feels you

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