Gambia govt denies protesters killed, bans anti-president group

The Gambian government on Sunday denied that three protesters were killed during a demonstration demanding the departure of president Adama Barrow, and banned the group behind the protests.

A relative of one of the victims of the regime of Yahya Jammeh, the former President of the Gambia, gestures during a demonstration asking for Yahya Jammeh to be brought to justice in Banjul on 25 January 2020. Picture: AFP

BANJUL - The Gambian government on Sunday denied that three protesters were killed during a demonstration demanding the departure of president Adama Barrow, and banned the group behind the protests.

"Not one person was killed during today's protest," said government spokesman Ebrima Sankareh in a statement. It added that the government considered the anti-Barrow group "Operation Three Years Jotna" a "subversive, violent and illegal movement".