Internet Shut Down As Togoleese Protests Against President Faure Gnassingbé’s Dynasty

Yesterday Thousands of people marched through the streets of Togo’s capital, Lomé, protesting against President Faure Gnassingbé. Amnesty International estimated that 100,000 people marched in Lome, many wearing the red, orange and pink colours of opposition parties as they chanted “Free Togo”.

A government concession to introduce a two-term presidential limit through a constitutional amendment failed to dissuade the protesters. They want Mr Gnassingbé, who has been in power since 2005, to step down.

AFP news agency reported that mobile internet had been shut down in the capital but added that wi-fi networks were still working.

BBC Afrique’s Ata Ahli Ahebla reports that demonstrations took place in many cities and that more are planned for Today.

From BBC News

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