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Students march in Lome after ban lifted

Teachers and students marched peacefully through the capital, Lome, on Monday to demand unpaid grants and wages, news organisations reported.

Between 1,000 and 2,000 protesters participated in the protest, initially banned by the government but later authorised by President Gnassingbe Eyadema, according to news reports. Riot police and other members of the security forces were deployed along the route.

The demonstrators also demanded repairs to university residences, the holding of delayed examinations and the resignation of the country’s education minister, news organisations said.


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