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.
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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