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30 May 2019 | 07:00 AM UTC

Togo: Demonstration planned in Lomé June 1

Togo News Alert

Civil society groups to stage demonstration in Lomé June 1 to denounce protest ban; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lome). COUNTRY/REGION Togo

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Event

The Forces Vives movement and associated civil society organizations are slated to hold a demonstration in Lomé on Saturday, June 1, to denounce a government ban on protests and to call on the government to reinstate the right to assemble. Participants are expected to march from Collège Saint Joseph to the Place de l'Indépendance.

A heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are likely near the demonstration. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Lomé are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions, and refrain from discussing domestic political issues in public.

 

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