The coastal town of Gunjur is in the grip of a crisis with the arrest of youths protesting against Chinese Environmental destruction.
Those arrested are Sulayman Bojang, Fanding Chanter Darboe, Buba Kombo Touray, Ebrima Camara and Lamin Jammeh a US citizen currently on vacation in The Gambia.
Lamin was allegedly picnicking at the beach when he was picked up.
It is not known where Lamin Jammeh and Fanding Chanter Darboe are being detained.
Gunjur has been locked in a long-running legal battle with Chinese-owned Golden Lead company over environmental destruction and disposal of toxic waste into the sea.
The company was first sued by National Environmental Agency for violation of Environmental laws, but the case was settled out of court in a secret deal.
Written By Sainey Darboe