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[VIDEO] DRC REPRESSION: US Embassy In Kinshasa Condemns Tshisekedi Regime For Force On Protestors

The United States Embassy in Kinshasa has condemned the use of disproportionate force by security forces in dispersing the protest by the opposition on Saturday, May 20.

The peaceful march was organized by Moise Katumbi, Martin Fayulu, Delly Sesanga and Augustin Matata Mpon but the ruling party also organized another similar event thereby creating tension in the city.

The US Embassy is also disheartened with the assault of a shirtless minor who participated in the procession.

Video footage show a minor hit by a helmet by police officer before he was dragged against the rough turf by at least four police officers.

The Americans says such action was unacceptable and infringed the rights of citizens.

“The United States’ commitment to the right to assembly, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press is unwavering; these rights are the foundation of a healthy democracy,” a statement issued today reads.

“We support the right of the Congolese people to demonstrate peacefully to express their concerns and aspirations. We stress the importance of exercising these rights peacefully.”

The Embassy has welcomed the feeble response by the DRC government to identify and detain security agents responsible for the disproportionate use of force.

“We welcome the affirmation by the Minister of Human Rights of the importance of justice for victims of human rights violations,” they stated.

Fayulu, Katumbi, Matata and Sesanga this morning took time to visit the people who were injured in the demonstration.

President Félix Tshisekedi also made a pretentious appearance visiting the victims when his government could have easily avoided the chaos.




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