Flares are launched by DRCongo Police forces during a demonstration in Goma on September 19, 2016. / AFP / Mustafa MULOPWE
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Police fired tear gas and fanned out across the capital of DR Congo Saturday to prevent a banned opposition rally seeking the exit of President Joseph Kabila this year.Police fired five tear gas shells in the morning to disperse some 60 opposition supporters gathered near the residence of veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi near central Kinshasa, an AFP reporter said.Following a wave of deadly political violence in September, city officials banned all unauthorized gatherings, with police vowing to enforce the ban.
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