The Forces Vives movement and other civil society organizations are calling for a protest march in Lomé on Saturday, June 8. A silent march is in protest of a ban on political protests and expression, including a recently banned march on Saturday, June 1. Details are still emerging regarding the time and location of the march, though the previous march was planned from Collège Saint Joseph to the Place de l'Indépendance. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected in Lomé. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces cannot be ruled out.
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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