Tear gas fired at Togo protesters

Tear gas fired at Togo protesters

The security forces in Togo fired tear gas in the early hours of this morning to disperse hundreds of anti-government protestors taking part in a late-night sit in in the capital, Lomé.


News agencies have been filing photographs of demonstrators bedding down for the all-night vigil:

Police moved in following 48-hours of mass country-wide demonstrations demanding an end to 50 years in power of the Gnassingbe family.

There's been no word on casualties.

The protests went ahead despite a pledge by President Faure Gnassingbe to reintroduce a two-term limit for Togo's heads of state.

The authorities have ordered widespread internet cuts over the past two days hours in an attempt to curb the demonstrations.


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