DR Congo To Bury Citizens Killed In Protest Against UN Troops

At least 30 people have been killed between two days of protests against UN troops, MONUSCO, in DR Congo. Some of the deceased will be buried today.

Democratic Republic of Congo citizens killed during protests against the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) between July 25 and 27 will be buried today, August 5, 2022, according to the North Kivu military administration.

Before the state procession, about a hundred youth from different youth movements and other civil society organisations last Tuesday, August 2, gathered at the Institut Superieur de Commerce volleyball field in Goma to mourn the victims of the anti-MONUSCO protests recorded in North Kivu and South Kivu.

Anti-MONUSCO demonstrations in several towns and agglomerations in North Kivu and South Kivu resulted in the deaths of at least thirty-six civilians, including four United Nations Blue Helmets, according to public figures by the DR Congo government.

The demonstrators were calling for the withdrawal of MONUSCO forces from the country, saying their presence in DR Congo has not brought the desired peace in the country but has led to more killings and disorder, especially in the country’s eastern provinces.

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