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16 Nov 2018 | 10:55 AM UTC

DRC: Deadly violence during student protest in Kinshasa November 15

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Police kill one student during protest at the University of Kinshasa on November 15; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Kinshasa

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Security forces violently dispersed a student protest that took place in front of the University of Kinshasa on Thursday, November 15, using tear gas and live ammunition. One student was killed and two others injured. Eight policemen were also injured. Students were protesting the killing of one their comrades during a protest that took place on November 12 to demand the resumption of classes. Further such protests are possible in the coming hours and days.


Teachers at the University of Kinshasa have been on strike since October 8 to demand better salaries.


Individuals in Kinshasa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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