Congolese police fire tear gas at protesters in Kinshasa

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 02, 2017 8:29 AM

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police fired tear gas on Thursday at more than 100 anti-government protesters gathered near the home of late opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the capital Kinshasa, a Reuters witness said.

Police in a jeep aimed tear gas at members of Tshisekedi's Union for Democracy and Social Progress while a plume of smoke rose from a nearby vehicle, the witness added.

(Reporting by Benoit Nyemba; Writing by Emma Farge; editing by Richard Lough)