Conde’s Kind of Day in Conakry: State-Sponsored Shooting of Unarmed, Peaceful Demonstrators
- Created Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:36 p.m.
- From the website of the UFDG, the party of Cellou Dalein Diallo
It was around 2 PM, Conakry time, when the UFDG leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, and his colleagues arrived at the headquarters of the RPG party of Alpha Conde in Hamdallaye. Here, hired thugs associated with Conde loyalists attacked Diallo’s vehicle caravan as well as demonstrators with rocks, causing extensive damage. Further, security forces, in collusion with the thugs, attacked the procession with tear gas and beat protesters with truncheons causing many injuries.
Then, the security forces took the repression up several notches when they fired live rounds into the demonstration. This resulted in several serious injuries including some marchers who linger between life and death.
Shortly thereafter, marchers were attacked at La Miniere. The same scenario and level of violence that occurred in Hamdallyae, occurred there as well. There were several injuries and property damage.
Several peaceful marchers were arrested and taken away to secret detention centers.
Finally, it was learned that the home of the Federal Secretary of UFDG Youth, Ratoma 1, has been ransacked by security services in which they stole many valuable items. Bah Oury, VP of the UFDG, living in exile in France, stated in a recent interview that the “kangaroo” trial taking place in Conakry to frame people for a non-existent attack on Conde’s house in July 2011, is targeting opposition youth leaders in Ratoma, in particular.
Rumor has it that Alpha Conde has called an emergency meeting of his cabinet . . . details when they become available.