Senegalese American youth in Harlem remember lives lost during last week’s protests in Senegal

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell

Senegalese American youth gathered at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem on March 12, 2021 in solidarity with the Senegalese opposition back home. They remembered the lives lost during the protests held last week following the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.

About 12 young lives — people under 25 years old — were lost during the protests, some at the hands of the Senegalese Police.

They are calling for accountability and for President Macky Sall to step down.