At Least 27 People Killed in Anti-Government Protests in Congo: HRW

Peace and Freedom

DAKAR — At least 27 people, including three police officers, were killed in clashes between protesters and police in Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

The majority of the deaths were in the capital, Kinshasa, where members of the separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo marched against President Joseph Kabila and attacked a prison on Monday.

(Reporting by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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Several killed in growing violence in Congo

DRC security forces kill at least 14 members of separatist group Bundu dia Kongo as protests against the government of President Joseph Kabila continue.

Photo by: Reuters

Photo by: Reuters

Congolese police detain protesters demanding that President Joseph Kabila leave power by the end of the year, Kinshasa, July 31, 2017.

Congolese security forces killed at least 14 members of separatist group Bundu dia Kongo (BDK) on Monday…

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