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Police Use Armored Vehicles, Tear Gas and Soccer to Block DRC Rally

Riot police and armored vehicles deployed  to a public square in Kinshasa on Saturday, firing tear gas to break up a rally by supporters of popular opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Rassemblement, the largest anti-government coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Large numbers of riot police arrived overnight at the site of the scheduled event and were still patrolling at midday. From 6 a.m. groups of men, accused by the opposition of being plainclothes...

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