10 shot dead at DRC Africa Freedom Day prep meeting

By Staff Reporter


About 10 people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s restive Beni town have died after gunmen opened fire on them as they were returning from an Africa Freedom Day preparatory meeting Wednesday.


According to the Pan-Africanist Movevent, Quatrieme Voie, the group was just leaving the venue of todays African Uhuru Day preparatory meeting when the attack took place.


“As they were coming out from this place, which is in the centre of the city, they were just opened fire on,” a statement posted on Quatrieme Voie’s website read. “10 people have died and two of which are our comrades from Quatrieme Voie. ”


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