Clashes as Senegal parliament debates presidential ballot delay

DAKAR: Senegalese lawmakers on Monday obtained bodily as they debated an unprecedented transfer to delay this month’s presidential election, which additionally sparked clashes outdoors parliament and prompted worldwide concern.

The temper within the parliament chamber was near boiling level by early afternoon, with some deputies shoving and pushing each other, resulting in a brief recess.

Exterior, safety forces earlier used tear gasoline to disperse small teams of opposition protesters, with demonstrators chanting “Macky Sall dictator,” referring to the nation’s president.