July 8, 2019 / 8:59 AM / 2 months ago

Congo army fires shot in the air amid protest at Glencore plant

DAKAR, July 8 (Reuters) - Congolese soldiers fired gunshots in the air on Monday as illegal miners gathered outside a metallurgical plant on a copper and cobalt concession run by Glencore, a witness told Reuters.

The protest at the Luilu plant follows the eviction last week of thousands of illegal miners from Glencore’s Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) concession, where 43 people died in a landslide. (Reporting by Aaron Ross Writing by Joe Bavier Editing by Catherine Evans)

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