At least 50 people killed in DR Congo violence by gun shots while others were burnt

According to opposition leaders, over 50 people were killed by gun shots while others were burnt by police officers during their “peaceful protest”.

However, National Police Spokesman Pierre Mwana-Mputu categorically rejected the figure advanced by the police opposition leaders saying that 32 people were killed in the violence witnessed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) between Monday and Tuesday.

“Since Sept.19 to 20, the provisional death toll stands at 32,” said the spokesman.

On Monday and Tuesday, the opposition called for protests across the Congolese national territory to demand organization of presidential elections within the constitutional timeline.