Kinshasa — At least six people died when security forces clashed with antigovernment protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) capital on Sunday, the UN said. Police and soldiers fired tear gas and live rounds to disperse thousands of Catholic Church worshipers as they left Sunday morning services in Kinshasa and attempted to march to protest against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down. Similar scenes played out at parishes in several other Congolese cities. Local authorities had refused to authorise the demonstrations, while organisers said they didn’t require permission. On January 20, numerous roadblocks staffed by the police and the military were set up as both text messaging and internet services were cut. There was a heavy security presence outside Catholic churches on Sunday morning. UN Mission in Congo spokesperson Florence Marchal said at least six civilians were killed in Kinshasa. A further 57 people were injured nationwide, including 20 in Kinshasa,...

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