Congo opposition says not planning mass protest at end of Kabila term

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Posted: Dec 17, 2016 10:26 AM

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition bloc does not plan a mass march against President Joseph Kabila when his mandate expires on Monday, one of its leaders said on Saturday.

Felix Tshisekedi told Reuters the opposition would not organize a protest so as not give the government "an opportunity to fire on the population" but said he expected people to remain mobilized and protest "each in his own way".

(Reporting By Aaron Ross; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)