Congolese and friends of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rome will hold two events to protest against President Joseph Kabila’s re-election.
On Thursday 12th January 2012, at 10:00, there will be a sit-in in Piazza Farnese, in front of the French Embassy.
On Saturday 21st January 2012 at 14:00, there will be a demonstration in Piazza dell'Esquilino.
Congo’s electoral commission said President Joseph Kabila won last December’s elections with nearly 49% of the vote, against 32% for opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi.
International observers said there were serious irregularities in DR Congo's presidential election but failed to declare it fraudulent.
Mr. Tshisekedi has since claimed he won the election and is the country's president. The situation in the DRC remains unsettled. Congolese in different parts of the world have since been holding protests against what they say were stolen elections.
The organisers are appealing to Congolese and friends of Congo in all parts of Italy to take part in both events in Rome.
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By Stephen Ogongo Ongong’a