In Congo Police fire tear gas at opposition supporters

It was the third time in five days that police have fired tear gas at supporters of Moise Katumbi, the former governor of Congo's copper-mining region, who is accused of hiring the mercenaries as part of a plot against the republic.

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Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition Presidential candidate Moise Katumbi is escorted by his supporters as he walks to the prosecutor's office over government allegations he hired mercenaries, in Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, May 11, 2016. play Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition Presidential candidate Moise Katumbi is escorted by his supporters as he walks to the prosecutor's office over government allegations he hired mercenaries, in Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, May 11, 2016. (REUTERS/Kenny Katombe)
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Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas on Friday at thousands of supporters of a leading opposition presidential candidate who faces government allegations of hiring mercenaries, a Reuters witness said.

It was the third time in five days that police have fired tear gas at supporters of Moise Katumbi, the former governor of Congo's copper-mining region, who is accused of hiring the mercenaries as part of a plot against the republic.

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