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Police in Democratic of Congo Use Tear Gas to Break Up Protest

September 01, 2011

Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Police fired shots and tear gas to disperse an opposition protest in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, according to Serge Mayamba, the chief of staff of the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress.

The UDSP is calling for greater transparency in general elections planned for later this year, Mayamba said in a phone interview from the city today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Franz Wild in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vernon Wessels at

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