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Authorities ban protests in Lome after violence erupts

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An opposition supporter wears a mask to hide his identity late on May 25, as protesters clashed with police in the Kodjoviakope neighborhood of Lome, Togo. Authorities have banned all protests in the capital after violent clashes this week. Protests organized by "Let's Save Togo," a coalition of opposition and civil society groups, over various issues, have been either banned or dispersed with tear gas in recent months.