The Gambia—Consistent with the Gambian constitution and in recognition of their
democratic right to peaceful protest and or procession, The Office of the
Inspector General of Police has moments ago, issued a permit to ‘Operation
Three Years Jotna’, the Pressure Group that demands President Barrow to step
down after three years.
this permit, The Jotna Movement is guaranteed a peaceful procession on Monday
16th December, 2019. The procession begins from Sting Corner in the suburbs of
Jeswang and stops some 200meters before Denton Bridge the main artery into
Banjul from the Kombos. At Denton Bridge, Jotna’s representatives are expected
to hand deliver a formal protest document to a Government representative. The
document, addressed to The Gambian Head of State, Mr Adama Barrow, details the
Movement’s agenda and resentments. The timeline of the procession is from
10:00am to 2:00pm when the crowd is scheduled to disperse.
members of the public, the business community and members of the diplomatic and
Consular Corps are assured of a very peaceful and orderly procession and should
go about their normal businesses. The safety and security of all is paramount
and this permit is in recognition of Jotna’s constitutional and democratic
right to protest.
Gambia Government Spokesperson