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Friday, September 25, 2020

Over D50, 000 worth of glasses vandalized at Alliance Franco

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By Omar Bah Some group of youth identified as members of the Sonikara Coalition Saturday stormed and vandalized glasses worth D50, 000 at the Alliance Francaise Gambienne as they tried to force their way into the hall to attend a show organised by the Sonikara Coalition with the famous Sarahule artist Demba Billeh Tanjai. The Alliance Francaise (AFG) is a French language tuition and training school in The Gambia on Kairaba Avenue. It is also home to the French Cultural Centre in Serrekunda. According to our sources, the incident occurred around 1am on Saturday whiles Omar Jallow, lawyer Ousainou Darboe and press secretary Amie Bojang Sissoho were already in the hall attending the show. “The incident happened between the Police Intervention Unit and the Sonikara youth to attend a show with the Sarahule renowned artist who is France-based Gambian. The youth were throwing stones to the PIU after they denied them entry into the already full hall which resulted in the damages estimated at fifty thousand dalasi,” a source told The Standard on the phone yesterday. According to our source, the Sonikara Coalition is presently waiting on the Alliance Francaise management to send them the invoice on the damages. “It was a very disappointing move. The Sonikara youth and the security officers, and the government should not compromise with security. This is very alarming; since this new government took over power, many disgruntled youth are trying to disregard the country’s security forces, they should put a stop to this before it is too late,” a concerned person who was in attendance also told The Standard.]]>

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