Thursday, April 07, 2005

Lome, Togo - Youths denied voting rights marched, and fought running street battles with police. Police fired tear gas and water cannons at opposition supporters who defended themselves with rocks. In February Faure Gnassingbe was installed as president without an election following the death of his father, former President Gnassingbe Eyadema. He stepped down from office following an outbreak of widespread unrest and international condemnation.