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2 radio stations closed over protest broadcast

Jan 27, 2020, 2:14 PM

Police have extended their crackdown on two news outlets, urging their immediate shutdown as they broadcast the protest that was spearheaded by the Operation 3 Years Jotna – a pressure group demanding President Adama Barrow’s resignation.

The movement staged a peaceful protest which turned violent on Sunday resulting to the arrest of tens of protesters.

The two radios were King FM and Home Digital FM.

Saikou Jammeh, the secretary general of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) confirmed the development to The Point, saying the two radio stations were reporting the Sunday protest before they were asked to cease operations.

Mr. Jammeh further confirmed that Sankuleh Janko of West Africa Democracy Radio, which is based in Dakar was attacked by 3 Years Jotna with his mobile seized.