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Protester killed as DR Congo police fire on banned march

Sunday - 25/02/2018 08:57
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others who had gathered to take part in church-led marches against President Joseph Kabila’s rule on Sunday.
© AFP file photo
© AFP file photo

Catholic and evangelical church-goers across Congo had been meant to take to the streets following Sunday services, but armed security forces surrounded Kinshasa’s main churches and blocked roads, preventing most demonstrations from getting started.

The death and woundings occurred in different locations in Kinshasa, but all the victims were taken to Kinshasa’s St.  Joseph Hospital where they were seen by a Reuters reporter.

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