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06 Jan 2020 | 07:33 AM UTC

DRC: Police disperse student protest in Kinshasa January 6

Police disperse a student protest in Kinshasa January 6; further protests likely over the near term



Police used tear gas to disperse students protesting in front of the University of Kinshasa (UKIN) on Monday, January 6. Students were protesting rises in tuition fees. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the university. Further protests are likely over the coming days and clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.  


Individuals present in the DRC are advised to maintain a high degree of situational awareness and avoid all rallies and demonstrations due to the risk of violence.