DRC: Supreme Court in Flames

Le Blog du Congolais posted a declaration by Union pour la Nation (UPN) stating (Fr) that partisans of defeated candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba who had gathered at the Supreme Court to hear an official report on part of the results had nothing to do with the fire or gunshots that set the court ablaze. The declaration claims that elite troops of the army of Angola brought in by victor and acting President Joseph Kabila as well as the national police force were present and attempted to disperse the crowd with tear gas. The declaration says partisans of UPN saw rockets land on the building, causing the fire.

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