Gambians from all walks of life have taken to social media platforms to condemn the ‘brutal killing’ of a Gambian man by US police on Friday.

Momodou Lamin Sisay’s death has attracted a storm of criticism as hundreds of Gambians announced staging a peaceful protest in which they would hand over a petition to the US Embassy in Banjul over the young man’s death.

Madi Jobarteh, who seems to be behind the planned protest, said in a Facebook post today: “Tomorrow Monday June 1 we will apply for a permit to the Inspector General of Police to provide security for a peaceful assembly in front of the US Embassy on Kairaba Avenue. 

“The protest is planned for Monday June 8 at 10am. We will converge in silence.

“We will stand on one knee like Colin Kaepernick to symbolize our mourning and condemnation of the acts of violence meted out to Blacks in the US by the police. 

“By 10:30am we will hand over a signed petition to the Ambassador and then peacefully disperse. You can sign the petition if you come to the protest site.

“We will ensure social distancing and we urge all to donate and bring face masks, water buckets and soap and hand sanitizers in respect of the state of emergency regulations.”

Momodou Lamin Sisay, 39, was killed on Friday in the US state of Georgia after a road incident involving police in Snellville, Georgia, according to local media.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

One Comment

  1. AvatarEBRIMA M NJIE says:

    The US police should face the law and the Us ambassador should do something about this.

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