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04 Sep 2020 | 03:32 PM UTC

DRC: Protest reported in Bukavu on September 3

DR Congo News Alert

Protest in support of Congolese Nobel Laureate reported in Bukavu on September 3; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Bukavu

Event

Protesters reportedly gathered in Bukavu on Thursday, September 3, in support of Denis Mukwege, the Congolese Nobel Laureate who received death threats in recent weeks after he called for justice over serious human rights violations in eastern Congo. The procession was said to be honking motorcycle horns, singing, and waving signs in support of Mukwege. Despite the large gathering, the protest was reportedly peaceful in nature.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruption should be anticipated in the vicinity of the rally. Further associated demonstrations are likely in the near term.

Advice

Those in Bukavu are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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