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10 Jan 2020 | 04:34 AM UTC

DRC: Ongoing sit-in protest in Bukavu January 10

Peaceful sit-in protest ongoing in Bukavu (South Kivu); avoid all gatherings as a precaution



As of the morning (local time) on Friday, January 10, a peaceful sit-in protest called by the LUCHA youth activist group is reportedly taking place in front of the governorate building in Bukavu (South Kivu). Protesters have gathered at 09:00 to remind the fundamental right that free basic education is in DRC.

An increased security presence, as well as localized traffic disruptions, are likely.


Individuals present in Bukavu 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.