Congo police fire at protesters opposed to election changes
There have been clashes in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, between police and protesters opposed to electoral changes that could prolong the reign of the president. Unrest was also reported in the east of the country.
Police fired tear gas at the crowd of several thousand protesters who’d gathered in the streets of Kinshasa. There were also clashes in the eastern city of Goma on Monday. Journalists reported people with bullet wounds in both cities.
In Kinshasa, tires were set on fire with smoke billowing into the air. The crowds threw stones at police.
The demonstrators are opposed to a revised election law that could delay elections until next year. Under the changes, a nationwide census would be carried out before elections, potentially delaying them by years.
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Source News: DW