Togo opposition accuses govt of 'brutal' crackdown after 2 killed in protests

A protester throws a brick as opposition parties supporters confront Togolese Security Forces during a demonstration against Togo's president on October 5, 2017 in Lome. PHOTO | MATTEO FRASCHINI KOFFI | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Four members of the security forces were injured and 28 protesters were detained, the government said.

  • The government of President Faure Gnassingbe earlier this week banned planned protests in the run-up to parliamentary elections.
  • Togo has been hit by a wave of protests since last year calling for the re-introduction of two-term limits for presidents and two-round voting at elections.



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