RDCongo.- The first hours of the massive opposition protest march in the Democratic Republic of the Congo resulted in a dozen detainees

KINSHASA, May 14, 2023 — A vendor walks on Kinshasa street in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on May 11, 2023. Kinshasa is the capital, largest river port and largest city of the Democratic Republic. Congo and also the police – Europa Press/Contact/Beno?t


At least 10 people have been arrested in marches where Congolese opposition parties began this Saturday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, to take the lead against the Government and violence by armed groups in the east of the country. .

The Actualité portal confirmed that among the detainees prominent social figures such as Bienvenu Matumo, an activist from the Lucha citizens’ movement, and an as yet unidentified journalist.

Just this Saturday, Kinshasa governor Gentiny Ngobila authorized three different political demonstrations: the pro-government Alliance of Congolese Progressives and the demonstration organized by the youth wing of the government party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress.

The third demonstration currently underway is the one approved by the opposition alliance Envol, LGB, LAMUKA and Agrupación por la República, originally scheduled for 13 May but postponed to today due to security risk.

This latest march is led by prominent dissidents such as Moïse Katumbi, Delly Sesanga, Martin Fayulu and Matata Ponyo.

Source: Noti Merica

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