New deadly violence in Kinshasa

New deadly violence in Kinshasa

Several people have been killed in renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where three opposition party seats were set on fire overnight.

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New episodes of violence erupted on Tuesday in Kinshasa, where three opposition party seats were set on fire overnight. It is the headquarters of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the leading opposition party in the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Five people are said to have perished there. The two others are that of the Innovative Forces for Union and Solidarity (Fonus) and that of the Progressive Lumumbist Movement (MLP). These events follow the fatal clashes on Monday. Gathered around Etienne Tshisekedi, a “Rally” of the opposition had called for demonstrations throughout the country to demand the departure of President Joseph Kabila at the end of his mandate on December 20 and the organization in time of the presidential election. take place before that date. According to the Constitution, this Tuesday is the deadline for inviting voters to the polls for this election, which today appears impossible to keep on schedule.