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Senegalese police wrangled with supporters of arrested opposition leader Ousmane Sonko on Thursday, leading to the death of one person

Sonko was detained on Wednesday for disturbing public order as protests broke out before his court appearance on a rape charge.

Sonko, was the former presidential candidate for the opposition Pastef party.

The police officer said, they don't know the cause of the death of the person that has been killed in the clashes in Bignona town.

“We still don’t know the cause, it is under investigation,” said the official, who asked not to be identified. Four policemen also suffered injuries of various kinds in the fight.

Two private television stations were also suspended by the Senegalese authorities for 72 hours on Thursday, accusing them of broadcasting a "clued up" images of unrest triggered by Sonko’s arrest.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque, reporting from the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, said students and supporters of the arrested opposition leader, Sonko threw stones at police, calling for special forces “to take control of the situation”. Tear gas were thrown to control the protest but to know avail he added.

Sonko has been transferred Thursday evening to a Dakar court where his case will be heard by a judge on Friday.

A 46-year-old Sonko has denied the rape charges filed against him last month by an employee at a salon where he received massages.

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