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One dead in protests after DR Congo massacre

North Kivu has long been targeted in violent attacks blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)A young man was shot dead Wednesday when security forces opened fire at a crowd protesting the government’s alleged failure to protect civilians after a gruesome massacre in eastern DR Congo. Police and troops fired tear gas and warning shots to break up an angry protest in the town of Beni where 51 civilians were hacked to death last weekend in the latest in a string of attacks blamed on rebels. An effigy of President Joseph Kabila was burned on the town’s main market, as were flags of Kabila’s ruling People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), according to an AFP correspondent on the scene.

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