This Friday, March 5 “Anonymous” posted a message on its Tweeter page addressing Senegalese President Macky Sall. A message that follows the worrying socio-political situation that currently prevails in Senegal with the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko accused of rape by Adji Sarr, a 21-year-old masseuse. On 3 March 2021, Ousmane Sonko is on the road to respond to his summons, he was charged with disturbing public order before being arrested. Protests broke out throughout the territory. Internet-related disturbances were noted.
“Macky Sall, if you have a case against the Leader of the Opposition, that’s one thing. But you have no excuse to shut down the internet or harm protesters. If you have nothing to hide, let the world watch and people express themselves.”
As a reminder, “Anonymous” is a hacktivist movement, protesting notably on the Internet. The name of this collective is considered a catch-all word designating members of certain communities of Internet users acting anonymously for a particular purpose.
.@Macky_Sall if you have a case against your opposition leader that is one thing. But you have no excuse to cut the internet or harm protestors. If you have nothing to hide let the world see and the people speak. #FreeSenegal pic.twitter.com/pkNAEuT9FJ
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) March 5, 2021