Protests in Senegal

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Anger over a proposed constitutional amendment to the electoral process in Senegal sparked protests in the usually quiet West African nation. Protesters were angry about the reform that would make it easier for President Wade to retain power in the upcoming February elections. After the proposal was overturned, protests were then banned in the capital city Dakar. Senegalese police have been using tear gas and water cannons against protesters, and some demonstrations have turned into violent riots.