Togo’s new law that clamps down on protests

Togo lawmakers have passed a new law that restricts demonstrations, in an attempt to clamp down on opposition rallies. Opposition parties have been agitating over the state of affairs in Togo, demanding the exit of current President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition largely boycotted last year’s parliamentary elections which means they hardly have representations in parliament. That made the passage of the new law easier for the ruling party. The government has defended the new law, saying it will make the country safer. Under the new law, no protests will be…

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