Congo opposition leader calls for peaceful resistance against Kabila

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Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi called on the Congolese people to peacefully resist President Joseph Kabila after the latter stayed in power on Tuesday despite the expiration of his constitutional mandate.

Gunfire could be heard in several districts of Kinshasa early on Tuesday as demonstrators demanded that Kabila step down after his mandate expired at midnight, and measures to curb dissent fanned fears of more violence.

Reuters witnesses in various parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital heard repeated gunshots, and one saw youths burning tires in the street. Protesters also set off fireworks and cheered, a Reuters witness said.

CCTV’s reporter Clementine Logan has been tweeting the situation in DRC

 

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