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Deaths in the Congo during a demonstration against government

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. Seventeen people were killed, including three police officers. That said the minister of Internal Affairs of the Congo.

Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations confirmed this death toll, and he asked the Congolese security forces to show restraint, to remain.

The Congolese opposition claimed earlier that more than fifty people have died.

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

Ordetroepen would dozens of protesters have been shot. According to 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.

Video: at least 17 dead in Congo in demonstration against government

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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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