2 police, 2 civilians killed in DR Congo vote result protest

Thursday January 10 2019

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Supporters of the newly elected president of the DRC, Felix Tshisekedi, celebrate in the streets in Kinshasa on January 10, 2019. Two police and two civilians were killed in western DR Congo city of Kikwit on January 10, 2018, when police intervened to end protests over the outcome of presidential vote. PHOTO | JOHN WESSELS | AFP 

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Two police and two civilians were killed in the western DR Congo city of Kikwit Thursday when police intervened to end protests over the outcome of presidential elections, security forces said.

"In the operation to restore public order today in Kikwit, two policemen and two civilian were killed. We also recorded 10 wounded," city police chief General Dieudonne Mutepeke told AFP.

Kikwit is a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, who was declared runner-up in the elections.

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