An assault on an outspoken opposition leader by associates of Senegal’s president prompted thousands to march in Dakar Nov. 6 to protest political violence that is going unpunished. Since its independence from France in 1960, Senegal has had a multiparty system free of military coups or dictatorships, and is considered one of the most democratic countries in Africa. Still, with three years until the next election, political violence has been increasing.