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Congolese Protesters Demand Peace as M23 Rebels Are Accused of Massacring 272 Civilians

HeadlineDec 06, 2022

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, government officials said Monday at least 272 civilians were killed in a massacre blamed on the M23 rebel group in the eastern town of Kishishe last week. DRC security forces initially estimated some 50 people were killed. M23 has denied responsibility. Dozens of young activists gathered in the city of Goma Monday demanding justice for the victims and denouncing the international community for ignoring the intensifying violence faced by people in the DRC.

Claude Lwaboshi Buhazi: “We find it inadmissible that the international community is passive in the face of the ignoble acts that are perpetrated in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We say no, because it has been more than a decade. Our populations are massacred in the Rutshuru territory. In Bunagana, people are still living in disaster. We say no.”

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