Burning barricades had been thrown up in the city centre and in working-class areas, as armed police deployed in strength. Witnesses reported seeing corpses at private clinics in Lome, while hospital sources said 25 people were being treated, mainly for gunshot wounds.
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LOME (AFP) - At least 12 people were killed yesterday and 25 injured when police fired on an anti-government demonstration here as a Franco-German mediation team tried to end Togo's long-standing political crisis. Togo radio said the shooting occurred after demonstrators turned on security forces on patrol near parliament.