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‘Recent anti-racism protest by Gambians is discriminatory’

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By Momodou Torp

Inasmuch as I hate to see black people being subjected to racism around the world, the just ended protest organised by few Gambians is nothing but a discriminatory one, Ebrima Nyang, a Gambia Democratic Party member said.

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Mr. Nyang, also a politician who served as secretary to the party, said “its true that what happened to George Floyd and Lamin Ceesay is a sad story that no one wishes to happen because they both deserve to live like any other American citizens.
“I condemn racism in the strongest term possible, because it does not promote diversity of the human kind,” Nyang said in a write up he shared with The Standard.

According to him, Gambia has very painful stories that require the same amount of attention but it “was never done for our fellow brothers”.
He stressed that what the protesters cannot do for their own citizens is what they had done for an American citizen.

“Haruna Jatta was killed and no one spearheaded a protest to give him a justice. In the Faraba incident at least three youth were killed nothing was done or organised for them by the George Floyd protesters.

A Garawol man was shot by Senegalese forces in The Gambia and he was abducted to Senegal and no one protested for him too, among others,” GDC’s Nyang explained.
“All these mentioned above are real in The Gambia and are all against human rights but were never protested upon to give them justice. More than $20m is so far raised for the Floyd family. The million-dollar question is what have we ever done in the name of the people we lost? If our own brothers are killed in our own country and there is nothing we can do for them, but prefer to request for a permit for an American to demand justice for his death. Where does our nationalism lie.”

Nyang added: “The death of Lamin Ceesay is a very unfortunate one just like the death of our other Gambian brothers.
“All Gambians deserve equal call for justice as all lives matter to our nation.”

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