At least four dead in protests over possible Congo election delay




 
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January 19th, 2015  
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Topic: At least four dead in protests over possible Congo election delay


By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least four people were killed on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016. Protesters burned tyres and police in riot gear and presidential guards deployed across Kinshasa. Government spokesman Lambert Mende denied that security forces had fired on protesters. The demonstrators oppose a law that requires a census to be conducted before the presidential and parliamentary elections due in 2016 can be held, a move that could delay the polls by years and allow President Joseph Kabila to put off standing down.




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