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17 Jan 2020 | 05:22 AM UTC

DRC: January 17 opposition march in Kinshasa postponed /update 1

Opposition march scheduled in Kinshasa on January 17 postponed to unspecified date; avoid all gatherings



Following the government's decision to ban the opposition protest scheduled in Kinshasa on Friday, January 17, opposition leader Martin Fayulu announced on Thursday, January 16, that the protest would be rescheduled to an unspecified date.


The opposition protest was called to denounce violence in eastern DRC and the country's economic and physical fragmentation.


Individuals in Kinshasa are advised to exercise caution and maintain a low profile at all times, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and obey any instructions issued by the local authorities.