The Bakoteh police station has been vandalized by protesters. Television sets, station diaries and other valuables were destroyed beyond recognition.
Detainees held at the station’s cells were also liberated by the protesters. Calm has returned to the area.
A source on the ground said he was shocked when he visited the Bakoteh police station. He said the station was virtually reduced to a ghost police station. Officers have deserted their post amid an attack from the angry mob.
In another development, the 30 Brikama protesters have been granted police bail. They have been ordered to report to the Brikama police on Friday morning.