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Congolese migrants angry at vote count delay

Friday, December 09, 2011 - 01:26

Dec 9 - Congelese migrants in Brussels clash with police as they protest delays in DRC election results. Michaela Cabrera reports.

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Congolese migrants in Belgium take to the streets as election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo are once more delayed. The protesters clashed with police for a fourth day on Thursday. Some resisted and were forcibly removed. The election commission in the DRC said it will not announce the winner of the presidential polls until the 9th of December -- 11 days after voting took place. Around 200 supporters of opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi expressed their anger on the streets of Brussels. Preliminary election results are showing incumbent president Joseph Kabila in the lead. SOUNDBITE: Protester, Hyppolite, saying (French): "If Kabila makes it, the people know what they will do, we are not satisfied, we will start asserting ourselves and I think he will find it hard to govern, he will find it hard to govern a country, I don't know how he will govern. We are not satisfied, we will never be satisfied. The voice of the people is the voice of God. For once, let the Congolese choose their president." Around 70 people have been arrested since the protests started. Belgium is home to a large Congolese commmunity. Michaela Cabrera, Reuters.

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Congolese migrants angry at vote count delay

Friday, December 09, 2011 - 01:26