In a tense demonstration in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, protesters have ignited chaos near Western embassies and U.N. offices.
Police responded with tear gas as demonstrators burned tires and U.S. and Belgian flags, expressing frustration over insecurity in eastern Congo.
Protesters accused the West of supporting Rwanda, allegedly backing the M23 rebellion threatening Goma.
Despite heightened security, crowds gathered at U.S. and French embassies, attempting to break surveillance cameras and chanting anti-Western slogans.
On Sunday, Christophe Lutundula, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for Congo, convened with ambassadors and diplomatic mission leaders in Kinshasa where he affirmed the implementation of security measures aimed at safeguarding their respective representations.