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15 Die in Democratic Republic of the Congo as Protests Escalate over U.N. Troops

HeadlineJul 27, 2022

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at least 15 people have died after a series of protests targeting U.N. troops who have been stationed in Congo since 1999. On Monday, protesters in the city of Goma stormed the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping force known as MONUSCO. Some U.N. personnel had to be airlifted to safety. In a separate incident, one U.N. peacekeeper from Morocco and two U.N. police officers from India were killed in the city of Butembo. Protesters have accused the United Nations of failing to protect civilians from attacks by various armed groups in the region.

Anselme Musimbwa: “They are tear-gassing us because we came to say that MONUSCO does not help us. They’ve been in Congo for 22 years, and nothing works. We came to demand our rights, but they shoot us with tear gas.”

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