Youths of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) have flouted the police ban of not using a T-shirt with indecent inscriptions on it.
Before now the police in Kenema had put out a public notice in the local FM radios here calling on the public not to use a T-shirt with the “Babu yai, k*k* we nor wan yeri” meaning chimpanzee eye and human faeces that people don’t want to hear anything about it.
Police officers had frowned on the provocative nature of the inscriptions saying it will bring problems in the city and it’s environs.
The release stated that people are free to go ahead with their Ramadan jubilation but no individual should use abusive language against another or carry any offensive weapon such as knife, nail, bottle etc or use any tatted clothes during the dance.
Such announcements have been going on for days but yet still on Monday 15th October 2007 which was a public holiday some youths completely went against the announcement.
In the evening hours police had to be very busy dispersing the crowd of SLPP and APC supporters who were involved in some skirmishes in the city center.
The dispute ensued after a masked dance organized by the APC, which later turned violent.
Police say supporters of both sides threw stones and other missiles during the confrontation at Hangha road where the SLPP office is located and other street corners like Dakiyai and Main street.
At least some people were arrested from the crowd by the police and put under protective custody to prevent further confrontation.