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Congolese protesters clash with police in Brussels

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Congolese protesters clash with police in Brussels


Hundreds of protesters opposed to the rule of President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo have clashed with police in the Belgium capital, Brussels.

The protest came about following the death in jail of Congolese dissent Armand Tungulu:

“They must give us Armand back, dead or alive, but that they must give him back to us, here. He lived here over 20 years, his children are Belgian,” said one protestor.

Tungulu was arrested in Kinshasa in September, after he allegedly threw a stone at the president’s convoy.

He was found dead in his cell three days later.

Authorities in Congo say he committed suicide, while his family claim he was beaten to death by the president’s bodyguards.

The Belgium government has called for the return of his body, but so far the request has been denied.

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