Togo: child shot, killed during clashes between protesters, security forces
Togolese security minister, Yark Damehane announced that the 8-year old was shot dead by individuals in a non-registered 4X4 vehicle. He said a search was underway to find the vehicle and perpetrators. The main opposition coalition in Togo is denouncing the December 20 legislative polls and called for new protests between 8 -18 December to halt the electoral process. On Thursday December 6, the government banned the planned protests citing ‘’ very high risk to public order ‘’. In some neighbourhoods like Agoè in the northern suburb of the capital Lomé, protest by young people was dispersed with teargas. The opposition coalition is calling for a constitutional reform to limit both the presidential and legislative terms. It is also demanding the re-composition of the nation’s electoral body and resumption of all activities already undertaken by the commission.