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Women at the forefront of Liberation in The Gambia with their Plastic calabash

Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and Co’s trial continues at the high court in Banjul today 27th April 2016 and the amount of people that converged in Banjul to attend the appearance in court of their leaders was over the limit of Jammeh’s likings. The people of the Gambia are answering to the long awaited call for liberation and if anyone doubts it, you only need to look at the pictures and activities all around the world. Since the arrest and subsequent detention and torture to death of Solo Sandeng and Co, Gambian people have answered to the call to go and complete the liberation he started with his group. Gambians in the UK, Germany, USA, Holland, France and Senegal have all stood up and protested against the killings and detentions of 14th and 16 April 2016 protesters. The turnout has been and it must continue to be good in order to get back our country from the worse dictator the world has seen in the whole of 20th and 21st century.

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Defiant Women in Banjul

Youths have blocked the convey of Darboe and Co from leaving the courts in Banjul to Mile II Central prison demanding their release and that of Solo Sandeng and Co. “Dead or Alive”. Meanwhile, today was a mini victory in our quest as the seven other people have appeared in court who were among the twelve people arrested with Solo. However, Solo Sandeng, Fatoumata Jawara, Fatou Camara, Modou Ngum and Nogoi Njie are yet to appear in court which is not sitting well with the youths who are demanding them.

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UDP Supporters heading to the Capital, Banjul to attend the court appearance of Ousainou Darboe and Co.

Today was the turn of women in the Gambia, who went out in large numbers to show their support and stand in solidarity with the protesters. The women came with calabash spoons which is a symbol of defiant and according our sources on the ground, the authorities are worried with large turnouts of people but they still do cannot figure out what to do with them. They chanted the lyrics in the national anthem of the Gambia and the line “Let justice guide our actions” was repeated three times which was a strong and powerful message to the Gambian authorities. Meanwhile, according the youth leaders and supporters of UDP they want to make Banjul ungovernable if Darboe and co remains in prison. They are planning a much bigger crowd the next court appearance tomorrow Thursday 28/04/2016.  Next is the turn of men, from whom much is expected.

Ambiance among the youths and students

Dictator Yahya Jammeh is a vicious and calculated person, however, he has seriously mi-calculated his actions against Ebrima Solo Sandeng & Co and the entire UDP. The peoples’ power is much more powerful than the power of gun barrel, if anything Jammeh has just liberated the people from fear, intimidation and cowardice. By the day, Gambian people are beginning to realise that, power actually belongs to them instead of the depot leader who made himself a demi-god and he is no anybody but a COWARD.