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DRC: Priest Describes 3/22 Protest

Le Blog du Congolais posts (FR) a Le Phare interview with a priest, Rev. Blaise Kanda, who attended UDPS’ March 22 protest. Rev. Kanda reports that even though UDPS leadership may not be ready to take up arms, rank-and-file demonstrators shouted slogans that indicated they were. He was also surprised by what he termed the “arrogance of members of the electoral council” during the protest and by MONUC [UN Mission] soldiers’ quiet dismissive attitude vis-a-vis demonstrators.

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