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Protesters clash with police as Senegal opposition leader arrested over rape allegations

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurls stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. Senegal's main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurls stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. Senegal's main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with...more

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurls stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. Senegal's main opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested on Wednesday after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police in the capital while protesting against a rape accusation he denies. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hide behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. An employee at a beauty salon accused Sonko last month of rape. The politician, who finished third in the 2019 presidential election, was summoned for questioning after his parliamentary immunity was removed last week. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hide behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. An employee at a beauty salon accused Sonko last month of rape. The politician, who finished third...more

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hide behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. An employee at a beauty salon accused Sonko last month of rape. The politician, who finished third in the 2019 presidential election, was summoned for questioning after his parliamentary immunity was removed last week. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. Sonko, a 46-year-old former tax inspector, accuses President Macky Sall's government of stirring up the charge to undermine his strongest rival.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. Sonko, a 46-year-old former tax inspector, accuses President Macky Sall's government of stirring up the charge to...more

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. Sonko, a 46-year-old former tax inspector, accuses President Macky Sall's government of stirring up the charge to undermine his strongest rival. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hide behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hide behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hide behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Security forces members are seen during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces members are seen during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces members are seen during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Security forces members are seen during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko after Sonko was arrested in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces members are seen during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko after Sonko was arrested in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces members are seen during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko after Sonko was arrested in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko puts fire on a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko puts fire on a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko puts fire on a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko run away during clashes with security forces after  Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. 
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko run away during clashes with security forces after  Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko run away during clashes with security forces after  Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko prepare makeshift barricades during clashes with security forces after Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko prepare makeshift barricades during clashes with security forces after Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko prepare makeshift barricades during clashes with security forces after Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Security forces member fires a rubber bullet during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces member fires a rubber bullet during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces member fires a rubber bullet during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko prepare makeshift barricades during clashes with security forces after Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. 
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko prepare makeshift barricades during clashes with security forces after Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko prepare makeshift barricades during clashes with security forces after Sonko was arrested following an accusation of rape in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces after Sonko's parliamentary immunity was lifted in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces after Sonko's parliamentary immunity was lifted in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurl stones during clashes with security forces after Sonko's parliamentary immunity was lifted in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gather in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gather in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gather in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Members of security forces detain a supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces detain a supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces detain a supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Members of security forces detain a supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces detain a supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces detain a supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gather in front of security forces during clashes in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gather in front of security forces during clashes in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gather in front of security forces during clashes in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A member of security forces fires a weapon during a clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A member of security forces fires a weapon during a clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A member of security forces fires a weapon during a clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurls stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurls stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko hurls stones during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gestures during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gestures during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A supporter of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko gestures during clashes with security forces in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Members of security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Security forces clash with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A security forces member aims his weapon during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A security forces member aims his weapon during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A security forces member aims his weapon during clashes with supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, hurl stones during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, hurl stones during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested following sexual assault accusations, hurl stones during clashes with security forces, in Dakar, Senegal March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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