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World Côte d'Ivoire: The explosion of joy in Abidjan at the arrival of the former President Gbagbo

04:45  18 june  2021
04:45  18 june  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Côte d'Ivoire: l'explosion de joie à Abidjan à l'arrivée de l'ex-président Gbagbo © Provided by the point

"The idol of the people is there!": The cries have sounded as soon as The plane landed in Abidjan. The former President Laurent Gbagbo arrived in the lifessess in Ivory Coast , with thousands of people in the streets to welcome him to the cries of "Gbagbo or nothing".

The plane touches the ground around 16:30 (local time and GMT). "It's a huge joy. President Laurent Gbagbo has just landed!" Cries a woman in loincloth from the former president, acquitted in March by the international justice that judged him for crimes against the humanity. Only a few hundred notables, members of his party and close were able to access the Court of the presidential pavilion that was reserved for him.

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Outside, frustration was huge with his young supporters from around the city to see their champion. They could not access the surroundings of the airport, and tear gas were drawn to keep them away.

a few minutes before landing the plane, the detonations are still from the airport.

and then an explosion of joy. Once the airplane on the tarmac, the traditional leaders, sitting since the morning under capitals installed for the occasion, get up, smile on the lips. Dozens of people, wearing t-shirts and pagers printed portraits of Laurent Gbagbo, rush in front of the grids that overlook the tarmac.

We can see Laurent Gbagbo furtively get off a staircase from the airport, surrounded by dozens of fans. Cries of joy resound. "It's him that God has offered to Côte d'Ivoire and the world," says a man.

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All the staff at the airport seems to have stopped working. They too brandish their phone to seize this qualified moment of history in the country: it is ten years since Laurent Gbagbo, President until 2011, did not affect the soil of Côte d'Ivoire.


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Its big 4х- $ black with tinted windows is difficult for the airport, as there are journalists and supporters. President

Alassane Ouattara

granted him the presidential pavilion, but Laurent Gbagbo does not put his feet. Probably for security reasons, Laurent Gbagbo gives up getting out of his car.

The crowd, the COHUE

it comes out of the airport and there, very quickly, it is the lifessess. On kilometers and kilometers, its procession crosses Abidjan from south to north. Thousands of people run on the edge of the road to greet him. The same refrains are sung in different neighborhoods: "We will install Gbagbo!", "Respect the arrival of Gbagbo!", "The real president is there!". "Akwaba (welcome) to President Laurent Gbagbo!". "Gbagbo is peace," hear too.

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"The president (president, NDLR), he is there, he arrived," proclaims a woman, boosted.

"Since this morning six hours, we are here to welcome our president, because it was bleached. He was innocent by the ICC (

International Criminal Court

, NDLR) and as it was absent on the Ivorian earth For ten years, we activists, we supported his supporters, we decided to book him a warm welcome ", complete a supporter. The excitement is total. Often in a fairly good child atmosphere. But here and there, tensions burst, tear gas are drawn.

Laurent Gbagbo arrives at the beginning of the evening to his former presidential campaign QG of 2010, located in the north of Abidjan. Again, it's the crowd, the cohue.

"We arrived this morning to celebrate the Woody", the brave man, said a woman in a big smile.

When Laurent Gbagbo appears in front of the activists, they sing in choir: "Gbabgo Ayooo". And the first words of the former head of state falls: "I am happy to find Côte d'Ivoire and the

Africa

". The party is in full swing and should continue until late at night in pro-Gbagbo neighborhoods. 17/06/2021 23:22:58 - Abidjan (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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