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Death toll from DR Congo violence now 12: protestors

Death toll from DR Congo violence now 12: protestors

In contrast to the toll given by the protestors, the United Nations said in a statement Tuesday that "at least five people" were killed, adding that several others had been wounded and more than 120 arrested.

Kabila, whose home in the eastern Kivuwas recently burnt down by militia, is clinging to power despite his term expiring at the end of 2016.

Another person was killed in a protest in the central city of Kananga, she said, although the cause of death was not yet clear.

The protesters were seeking a promise from Kabila that he will not seek to further extend his time in power in the mostly Catholic former Belgian colony.

At the Notre Dame du Congo cathedral in Kinshasa's Lingwala district, where opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was attending mass, dozens of police and soldiers blocked the path of more than 100 opposition supporters as they prepared to march.

Congo's election commission has set new presidential and legislative elections for December 23, 2018, though the opposition has said it would only agree to delay the vote until June 2018.

The Catholic church had led calls for peaceful protests on Sunday, with all the vast central African country's main opposition and civil society groups expressing support. The DRC authorities also say a policeman was killed when a police station came under "attack".

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Florence Marchal, spokesperson for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, said security forces had shot dead at least seven people in Kinshasa.

"Press, or not, no one is allowed inside".

"Freedom of worship, guaranteed in every democratic state, was assailed, churches were desecrated and members of the faithful, including altar boys and priests, were physically assaulted", it said, demanding a "serious and objective investigation".

Despite pressure from overseas, the authorities seem intent on pursuing a clampdown, flooding cities with police and troops whenever the opposition tries to make a show of strength, analysts said. Police responded with tear gas in some areas of Kinshasa.

Catholics of Kinshasa's "Lay Coordinating Committee" had invited worshippers to walk, holding bibles, rosaries and crucifixes, after mass. Kabila has refused to step down and imposed restrictions on the flow of information in the country.

Elections had been due to take place by the end of 2017 under a church-mediated deal but were further delayed, outraging Kabila's opponents.

The poll has since been postponed until December 2018. The country has been wracked by violence since an insurrection began in August.


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