11 March 2010

Election Protests In Togo Lead To Crackdown

Togo opposition attacked with water cannon

Riot police used a water cannon and tear gas to attack the headquarters of the main opposition party Tuesday as its leaders huddled inside following a disputed presidential election, police and opposition leaders said.

Earlier security forces had blocked leading opposition candidate Jean-Pierre Fabre from reaching a demonstration he had planned to lead in the fourth day of rising tension since the son of the country's former dictator was declared winner of the presidential vote.

More here: From the BBC: In pictures: Togo unrest

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