December 31, 2017 / 11:04 AM / 5 months ago

Congo security forces shoot dead two men during anti-government demos: HRW

DAKAR (Reuters) - Congolese security forces shot dead two men in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from office, Human Rights Watch said.

FILE PHOTO: Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila addresses the nation at Palais du Peuple in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe/File Photo

The two men were killed outside St. Alphonse church in Kinshasa’s Matete district, the advocacy group’s Central Africa director, Ida Sawyer, told Reuters.

Reporting by Aaron Ross; Editing by Gareth Jones

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