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26 Jul 2019 | 08:30 AM UTC

DRC: Possible pro-Katumbi gatherings despite ban in Kolwezi July 26

DR Congo News Alert

Katumbi supporters likely to gather in Kolwezi amid his arrival to the city despite a ban on gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Kolwezi

Event

Supporters of opposition leader Moise Katumbi are likely to gather in Kolwezi on Friday, July 26, amid Katumbi's visit to the city. Supporters are likely to gather at Kolwezi Airport (KWZ), and then march to the town's centre, despite a ban on gatherings issued a few days ago.

A heightened security presence along with localised transportation disruptions are likely; clashes between supporters and security forces are possible if supporters gather despite the ban.

Advice

Individuals in the DRC, particularly in Kolwezi, should monitor the situation, maintain a high degree of situational awareness, and avoid all rallies and demonstrations due to the risk of violence.

 

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