Gambia opposition leader arrested as fresh protest erupts

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh (C) attends the 26th presidential summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2016The leader of the Gambia’s main political opposition was arrested Saturday following a second round of demonstrations in the country, with supporters demanding answers over the death in custody of a senior party figure. United Democratic Party (UDP) chief Ousainou Darboe, a human rights lawyer, was hauled away by police with three other party leaders after beginning a protest march from his residence just outside the capital of Banjul. Gambian security forces armed with assault rifles fired tear gas at the protesters, according to eyewitnesses.

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