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Protesters Tear-Gassed as they target Embassies in DR Congo


February 13, 2024

Riot police are cracking down on a small number of protesters who are sporadically grouping outside foreign embassies in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa.

The demonstrators accuse Western diplomats of being accomplices to Rwanda, which they accuse of backing the M23 rebel group that is destabilising the east of DR Congo.

Rwanda has consistently denied the allegation.

Dozens of police officers are standing guard outside the UK, US and French embassies.