Certainly 17 deaths in the Congo during a demonstration against government

Certainly 17 deaths in the Congo during a demonstration against government

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The Congolese police on Monday clashed hit with demonstrators against the government in the capital, Kinshasa. At least fourteen civilians and three police officers their lives, reports the police.

A witness saw protesters in the suburb of Limete, the corpse of a cop on fire. The angry mob of sun on revenge for the shots that the police on demonstrators would have unloaded.

Ordetroepen certainly have seven demonstrators shot to death, said director Georges Kapiamba of the local human rights organization ACAJ. According to other human rights organisations, dozens of demonstrators and journalists were arrested.

Thousands of people were Monday on the street again out of anger about the postponement of the presidential elections. The opposition sees it as an attempt by president Joseph Kabila to even after the end of his term in december to continue.


The European Union is considering the Congolese government to impose sanctions if He plans to continue, said the French minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault on Monday. “What is decisive is the date of the elections,” said Ayrault.

“If the elections continue to be postponed, it means that mr Kabila, with all possible means his power is to be maintained.” Kabila already has an envoy to Washington, sent to the United States of criminal penalties to deter.

Last year fell in the Congo even though dozens of deaths due to the violent actions of ordetroepen against antiregeringsdemonstranten.

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