Pro-government rallies are scheduled to take place in urban centers throughout the DRC on Saturday, November 14. The pro-government demonstrations have been organized by supporters of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS). In Kinshasa, demonstrators are set to gather in the Tshangu district before marching to Boulevard Triomphal. A counter-demonstration is also set to take place in Kinshasa on Saturday, with participants set to gather at Place Echangeur before marching towards the Stadium of Martyrs.
The demonstrations are expected to be well attended and clashes between rival protesters as well as security forces cannot be ruled out.
A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the demonstrations.
Those in the DRC are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid protests or demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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