Protests in Senegal Ahead of Presidential Elections
In Senegal’s capital city of Dakar, protests have turned violent amid demands that current President Abdoulaye Wade abandon his run for a third bid in the February 26 election.
Anti-government protesters at an opposition rally in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 23, 2012. Senegal's presidential elections are on Sunday, amid violence during protests against Wade's decision to run for a third term. (Reuters)
Protesters demonstrate against current President Abdoulaye Wade in Dakar, Senegal, February 23, 2012. (Ricci Shryock/Pulitzer Center, for VOA)
A man passes by a street fire lit by anti-government protesters on a central boulevard in Dakar, Senegal, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP)
Women participate in a prayer by anti-government protesters on a street leading to Independence Square, where police have blocked the opposition from demonstrating, in Dakar, Senegal Feb. 23, 2012. (AP)