At least seven people were injured, including six police officers, near Beni (North Kivu province) on Wednesday, August 7, as protesters rallied to denounce growing regional insecurity. Local sources indicate protesters gathered outside the Mavivi-based headquarters of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) following renewed militant attacks on villages in North Kivu and clashed with police on Wednesday.
Similar demonstrations are possible over the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence is to be expected near all future demonstrations.
Individuals in Beni are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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