Worldwide protests against Congolese election corruption

Worldwide protests against Congolese election corruption

There have been worldwide protests against election corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but with very little media coverage. Yesterday 300 Congolese protesters clashed with police outside David Cameron's house. Tonight they have forced the emergency shut down of a railway station in London. Why is media coverage minimal?

Over the last few days demonstrations have taken place around the world in protest against the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Opponents claimed that the elections were corrupt and riddled with fraud.

Congolese protesters have clashed with police in Toronto, Ottawa, Joburg, Cape Town, Brussels, and London. The protests have been violent, with pepper spray and rubber bullets widely used.

It has not been reported widely in the media, but on Tuesday night 300 Congolese clashed with police outside David Cameron’s private residence. Tonight (8/12/11) 200 demonstrators caused the emergency shutdown of Oxford Circus station in London.

A protester stated that, “Foreign governments are turning a blind eye against the corrupt regime in the Congo, so that they can get their hands on out natural resources”.

There has been very little media coverage on this issue, and even less on the demonstrations and trouble in London. Hopefully more will come out in the next few days.

Comments

Ed
Dec 9 2011 16:32

So looks like that Kabila fella won.. with 'concerns' about fraud
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16114824

Caiman del Barrio
Dec 11 2011 12:31