Election Tension In Congo Leaves 17 Dead
Three police officers among those killed as fighting erupts at demonstrationUN, US, France, Belgium and African Union condemn the violence
The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo is urging calm following protests that led to at least 17 deaths.
Congolese took to the streets Monday to protest the national electoral commission’s failure to announce a timetable for the presidential election, due to take place in November, and those protests turned violent. Security forces and protesters battled, resulting in the death.
By David McKenzie, Radina Gigova