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DR Congo: Police Fire on, Beat Protesters

Expand Supporters of the Lamuka opposition coalition protest in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on June 30, 2019. © 2019 Private (Kinshasa) – Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fired live ammunition, killing one person, in dispersing opposition protests on June 30, 2019. They also used teargas, beatings, and arbitrary arrests against protesters in Kinshasa, the capital, and the eastern city of Goma. “Congolese authorities should thoroughly and impartially investigate the alleged excessive use of force by the police and hold those responsible to account,” said Lewis Mudge, Central…

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