Government buildings torched in Senegal

Angry residents of the Senegalese capital protested against long power cuts.

Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 09:50 AM IST

Dakar: Angry residents of the Senegalese capital have torched several government buildings including offices of the state electricity firm to protest against long power cuts, a report said.

Four offices of Senelec were ablaze and four company vehicles torched.

A tax office was ransacked and burnt in a Dakar suburb.
A policeman said the protestors "took everything with them, including the safe" and added: "The whole of Dakar is burning."

Bureau Report