Togo Election Violence

Black smoke from burning tyres filled the air within seconds of the results being announced in the 2005 Togolese presidential elections, following the death in office of long-time president Gnassingbé Eyadéma and election of his son, Faure Gnassingbé. Opposition supporters built flaming barricades and used machetes and nail-studded clubs to battle police and soldiers, who responded with force.
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