In a statement sent to Fides, the Bishops condemned the action carried out by police who threw tear gas canisters in the church.
The bishops termed the act as “sacrilegious and desecration of the Lord’s house.” They called on all citizens and the police to refrain from acts of violence.
The people took to the streets in past days to express dissatisfaction with the electoral law passed during the National Assembly.
A coalition of opposition parties and civil society groups, called “Save Togo”, says it will continue to protest, accusing the government of having “trampled the rule of law.”
According to the opposition, the government reformed the electoral law without consultations. Togo is scheduled to go for general elections in October 2012, although the actual polling date has not yet been announced officially.
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