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Curfew slapped on eastern DR Congo towns after deadly clashes

Image grab taken from AFPTV footage on August 18, 2017 shows police trying to contain a protest on August 17 in the town of Beni, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)Authorities slapped a dawn-to-dusk curfew on two towns in northeast DR Congo Thursday, following deadly clashes over the government’s failure to prevent repeated civilian massacres. Interior Minister Evariste Boshab announced the 7:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew on Butembo as well as Beni were he flew into following the massacre of 51 civilians in the town last weekend. In a separate incident, a woman was beaten to death with stones and sticks and her body set alight on suspicion of being a member of the rebel group believed to be behind the civilian massacres.

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