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Offices of opposition parties in Congo on fire

Offices of opposition parties in Congo on fire

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The offices of three opposition parties in Congo are Tuesday morning in fire. When the fires are, according to AFP, several people were killed.

It has already been agitated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Monday there were still dozens of dead when the Congolese police clashed touched with the protesters against the government. The government speaks of seventeen deaths, but opposition parties of at least fifty.

The burning took place at the party Union for Democracy and Social Progress, Forces of Union and Solidarity and Lumumbist Progressive Movement.

The protests have to do with president Joseph Kabila. In december, ends his term of office, but He tried his mandate to extend the elections until the end of next year. That generates anger in the opposition.

The United States and France to consider the Congolese government to impose sanctions if He plans to continue, said the French minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault on Monday.

Secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon calls on parties to refrain from violence, that the situation could worsen.

Unrest In Congo

A man in the Congo during a demonstration in the city of Kinshasa. The protesters demand the departure of president Joseph Kabila.
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Police overseeing the protests in the last days took place at various places in the country.
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Protesters have stone on the road placed in the city of Goma, in the north east of Congo.
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The police throw smoke bombs to the protesters in Goma.
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