DR Congo: Two students shot dead during protest

Aftermath of students' protest in DR Congo
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Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead two students during protests in the capital, Kinshasa.

On Monday students at Kinshasa University held a demonstration calling for classes to resume as lecturers were on strike over pay.

It turned violent and one student was shot by the police.

When students learnt on Thursday the student had died, they started rioting on the campus.

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The Congolese police confirmed that a second student was then shot dead.

A spokesman said 12 police officers were injured and buildings as well as vehicles were vandalised.

On Friday morning police used tear gas and fired in the air to disperse an angry crowd of students.

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