Togo bans planned opposition protests, coalition defiant

Togo bans planned opposition protests, coalition defiant

The Togolese government on Thursday banned demonstrations by the opposition coalition.

In a statement cited by AFP, Togolese Minister of Territorial Administration, Payadowa Boukpessi said the protest poses ” very high risk of serious disturbances to public order”.

The protest was scheduled between December 8 and 18 against holding of the December 20 legislative elections.

The fourteen parties of the main opposition coalition, which did not submit lists and denounce irregularities, on Wedn…

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