Hundreds of Chadians joined anti-French protests known by the opposition coalition Wakit Tama on Saturday, May 14.
They reportedly attacked “symbols” of their former colonial power, as well as many Total hydrocarbon stations.
The protest was in the main attended by students with several on motorcycles and singing “France get out”.
“Now France is interfering in politics, we do not recognize, currently the entire Chadian territory is occupied by the French army. The French group is concerned with Chad’s soil wealth and not with the well-being of Chadians.” Souleyman Tahir, Protester.
Former president, Idriss Déby Itno, headed AN authoritarian regime for thirty years and was killed in battle on Gregorian calendar month twenty, 2021, throughout a rebellion within the north of the country.
Chadian police laid-off tear gas ANd used water cannons to disperse many protesters UN agency took to the streets of the capital and different cities in an anti-French protest that saw the destruction of some French-linked businesses.
The protest was known by the Chadian civil society coalition Wakit Tamma to denounce France’s backing of the shift Military Council that appropriated power following the field death of President Idriss Deby in Gregorian calendar month 2021, an interpreter aforementioned.
As France’s influence wanes in its former colonies, recent protests in countries like African countries, Burkina Faso and Niger have seen the need for enlarged military ties with Russia rather than France.