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Senegalese police seek for MPs after parliament brawl

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Senegalese authorities had been looking for two male opposition lawmakers on Monday (Dec. 5) after they assaulted a feminine MP throughout a brawl in parliament final week.

MP Massata Samb slapped Amy Ndiaye and she or he obtained a kick to her abdomen from Mamadou Niang throughout a justice ministry finances vote on Thursday (Dec. 1).

She was accused of insulting the non secular chief of the MPs occasion. 

Ndiaye threw a chair at Samb and a fistfight erupted amongst MPs earlier than the speaker suspended the session. Some ruling occasion MPs mentioned she was pregnant and brought to hospital.

Each members of parliament belong to the Unity and Rally Celebration (PUR), one of many teams that are a part of the principle opposition coalition. The occasion is led by Serigne Moustapha Sy, a non secular chief who isn’t an MP however could be very influential in Senegal.

Amy Ndiaye, mayor the Gniby (centre of Senegal) locality , was reportedly pregnant and was ushured to hospital, MPs of the reuling occasion alleged.

A criticism was filed Monday on the court docket in Dakar in opposition to the 2 MPs concerned, Ndiaye’s lawyer informed the press.

A senior police official informed on situation of anonymity that officers had been “on the heels” of the 2 males since Saturday after Dakar prosecutors launched proceedings in opposition to them.

“They went into hiding as quickly as they came upon {that a} case had been triggered in opposition to them,” the supply added.

A senior police official informed AFP on situation of anonymity that officers had been “on the heels” of the 2 males since Saturday after Dakar prosecutors launched proceedings in opposition to them, confirming native media studies.

“They went into hiding as quickly as they came upon {that a} case had been triggered in opposition to them,” the supply added.

The violence in parliament was roundly condemned in Senegal and got here throughout an annual UN-backed consciousness marketing campaign about violence in opposition to girls and ladies.