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25 Aug 2020 | 07:55 PM UTC

DRC: Opposition march planned in Kinshasa on August 29

DR Congo News Alert

Opposition supporters to march in Kinshasa on August 29 over insecurity in Greater Kivu; avoid all gatherings as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/25/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Kinshasa

Event

Supporters from the National Party for the New Energy of Congo (PNEC) are planning to stage a march in Kinshasa on Saturday, August 29, to call for peace in the Greater Kivu area. Participants will reportedly gather at Bandal Moulaert at 08:00 (local time) before marching in Kinshasa.

A heightened security presence and traffic disruptions are likely around the rally site.  

Advice

Those in Kinshasa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations and gatherings due to the risk of violence and arrest, refrain from discussing political topics in public, and adhere to all instructions issued by their home government and local authorities.

 

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