The deployment of the police had rarely been so substantial in Dakar since the riots of March 2021, which left 14 dead and significant damage. materials Across the country. On the eve of the hearing of the opponent Ousmane Sonko, a heavy device had been put in place on several strategic axes of the capital.
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Thursday, November 3 in the morning, access to his home had been blocked, and it is escorted by several vehicles of the defense forces and of security that Ousmane Sonko arrived at the courthouse in Dakar before noon. The court, bunkered by the police, the gendarmerie and the firefighters, had postponed all the other hearings scheduled for that day. The city center of Dakar, where the building is located, abnormally calm, was also squared by the police and the gendarmerie.