United States Condemns The Gambia's Response to Peaceful Protests

Source: U.S. Department of State

Press Statement

John Kirby Assistant Secretaryand Department Spokesperson,Bureau of Public Affairs

Washington, DC

April 17, 2016


The United States condemns the Government of The Gambia's severe response to recent peaceful protests. We call for an immediate end to violence and urge all Gambians to exercise restraint and remain calm.

The United States calls on the Government of The Gambia to uphold its international obligations under the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, including the right to peaceful assembly.