At least five killed, 33 injured in DR Congo anti-president protest
At least five people were killed and 33 others got injured in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday as authorities cracked down on a banned protest demanding President Joseph Kabila’s resignation, AFP reported citing the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
Witnesses said security forces fired live rounds and tear gas in the country’s capital, Kinshasa, to disperse demonstrators who gathered after Catholic church leaders called for a mass peaceful demonstration against Kabila's 17-year rule.
According to the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO), the deaths all occurred in Kinshasa, while 69 protesters were arrested at rallies across the country.
(With input from AFP)