In Togo Women go topless to demand resignation of President

The women are demanding the end of the 50-year rule of the Gnassingbe dynasty after Faure's father, Eyadema ruled the country for 38 years before his death in 2005.

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Thousands of women in Togo demonstrated topless, demanding the immediate resignation of the country’s President, Faure Gnassingbe.

According to Accra-based Joy FM, the women did this in front of the security.

They are demanding the end of the 50-year rule of the Gnassingbe dynasty after Faure's father, Eyadema ruled the country for 38 years before his death in 2005.

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In a video, on social media, the protestors are seen dragging their buttocks on the ground while the security looked on.

In many African societies, it is a curse when women go naked and drag their buttocks on the ground in demand for or against something.

There have been anti-government protests which turned violent and led to the death of at least 3 with several others injured.

READ ALSO: Togolese cross border to Ghana

Subsequently, several supporters of the governing Union for the Republic ("Unir" parti), all dressed in white T-shirts bearing the image of President Faure Gnassingbé, marched through the streets of Lomé in support of the president.

Meanwhile, Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema is the current Chair of ECOWAS.

He assumed the position on June 4, 2017, and expected to end in 2018. One of his major roles is to ensure peace in the sub-region.

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