Four arrested in Gambia for speaking against water pollution by the Chinese

Four people have been arrested in Gambia, for reportedly speaking against water pollution which is an aftermath of the activities of Chinese Nationals in the country.

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According to @Farida_N, the four activists were arrested after one of them delivered a speech protesting against the pollution of the ocean by a Chinese company. Her tweets reads;

Police arrested these four young men in the #Gambia after one of them delivered a speech protesting against the pollution of the ocean by a Chinese company. Such injustices are caused by systems that take more than the downfall of a dictator to fix. #gunjur

The Chinese fish meal company Golden Lead dumps its waste in the Gunjur Sea polluting the sea which is a source of income to over 2000 families. Few weeks ago, #Gambian youths removed the waste pumps but the Chinese reinstalled them along with their country’s flag #africansrising

I could care less about people not liking us because of the color of our skin. The racism that bothers me is the structural. The one that makes it harder for us to be successful, independent , confident and worse of all, that puts our whole existence in danger.

The first exhibition of corruption in most African countries is the police. They don’t even hide it; in fact they have included bribery in their employee benefits. How do you fight corruption with corrupt police officers, corrupt prosecutors and corrupt judges?

The moment we’ll start counting illegal European Asian and American immigrants in Africa who arrive sometimes on tourist visa, sometimes without a visa at all and make our countries theirs without due process, the world will realise the Migrant crisis is not just

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In 2017, a petition campaign was started, with over a thousand people calling on President Adama Barrow to intervene and stop the activities of the Chinese company accused of pollution.

Members of the community and environmentalists held a demonstration after the incident, calling on the government to relocate the Chinese company as well as stop the building of a similar company in nearby village of Kartong.

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