Pastef Leader Ousmane Sonko Arrested

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Senegalese opposition leader and presidential candidate Ousmane Sonko holds a rally on the Place de l'Obelisque in Dakar on January 19, 2019, ahead of Senegal presidential election on February 24. (Photo by SEYLLOU / AFP) (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Ousmane Sonko, the leader of Pastef was finally arrested by the research squad for disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorized demonstration, according to his lawyer, Me Bamba Cissé

Sonko was on board his vehicle on its way to his summons in the office of the judge of the 8th cabinet. The vehicle was immobilized for a long time by the gendarmes.