4 killed in DR Congo vote result protest - Whisper Eye

4 killed in DR Congo vote result protest

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 Whisper Eye Media

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

The powerful catholic church has so far declined and disagreed with the electoral results declaring the son of the former powerful DRC oposition leader Tshisekedi the winner of the hotly contested polls.