Congo: Four more murdered by regime thugs as anti-UN protests spread

Source: Reuters

“Four people protesting against a United Nations peacekeeping mission were killed on Wednesday in the Congolese city of Uvira when troops fired shots which hit an electric cable that fell on them, Congolese officials said. At least 12 civilians were killed on Tuesday in protests against the mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, which protesters accuse of failing to protect them from militia violence. One U.N. soldier and two U.N. police were also killed. … A faction of the youth wing of President Felix Tshisekedi’s UDPS ruling party had earlier called for protests, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the U.N. peacekeepers over what it described as their ineffectiveness.” (07/27/22)