CONAKRY-The observation is obvious! The demonstration called this Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by Cellou Dalein Dalein Diallo and his allies in defense of his « victory », did not have the brilliance of the « great days » as we are accustomed to see in the past in Conakry. On the other hand, the day turned into a « dead city ». No rallies were recorded in the capital until early afternoon.
From the remark of all informed observers, the demonstration called by the opposition had an impact on economic activities. The closure of stores and stores, the fluidity of traffic in the main roads of the capital, are all elements that show the gloom of the city. This Tuesday, November 3, 2020, a few rare cabs even shuttle between Hamadallaye, Bambeto, Cosa, Sonfonia to the Cement Factory, whereas in the past, this route was impassable, because of the barricades and especially the clashes between demonstrators and police forces. The neighborhoods of the upper suburbs, reputedly hot, did not move this Tuesday. How could Alpha Condé « suffocate » the « surge » that stormed the streets of Conakry the day after the October 18 vote?
It must be said that in addition to the psychosis, and even the trauma generated by the recent post-election violence, Alpha Condé’s power did not skimp on the means to stifle any desire for protest in the streets of Conakry. With the requisitioning of the army, the security apparatus was drastically reinforced, particularly on the Prince axis.