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03 août 2020 | 14h14 UTC

DRC: Ongoing violent protest reported in Kasumbalesa (Haut-Katanga province) on August 9

DR Congo Alerte de sécurité

Ongoing violent protest reported along N1 road in Kasumbalesa (Haut-Katanga province) on August 9; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/8/2020, 12h00 until 4/8/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Kinshasa). COUNTRY/REGION Kasumbalesa

Event

An ongoing protest in the Haut-Katanga province town of Kasumbalesa has reportedly turned violent, on Monday, August 3, with protesters vandalizing property, including the local peace court building. As a result, significant disruption has been reported along the N1 route in the Kasumbalesa area, close to the border with Zambia. The protest is being held by members of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) over the alleged killing of a colleague.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated along the N1 route in the near term.

Advice

Those in Kasumbalesa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the protest, anticipate a heightened security presence, particularly around the peace court, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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