Police in the area then intervened, forcing the protesting youth to retreat. The ensuing commotion resulted in the demonstrators falling down from blacktops along the streets.
A police source told Seneweb that the unidentified victim of last Wednesday’s demo was foaming in the mouth as he was been driven off in a police van to a nearby hospital.
Since the end of the football World Cup in South Africa, Senegal has suddenly plunged into endless blackouts, affecting every sector of the economy.
One newspaper report says that some areas of Dakar have gone without electricity for three whole days.
On Wednesday the people of Dakar followed on the path of several localities in the interior of Senegal, staging a series protests against the seemingly endless power cuts.
People engaged in all sort of trading depending on electricity – tailors, shopkeepers, beverage sellers, hairdressers, carpenters, cell phone repairers, etc, - all took to the streets to express their anger and demand a solution to the outages which they say have halted business.