Elections au Congo : affrontements à Ottawa et Toronto : 6 décembre 2011
Ottawa, Toronto protests over Congolese election turn violent
BY HILARY ROBERTS, POSTMEDIA NEWS DECEMBER 6, 2011
OTTAWA – Police clashed with protesters in Ottawa and Toronto Tuesday afternoon as demonstrations over the disputed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo spread across the Atlantic.
Police in Ottawa used pepper spray to help quell a demonstration outside the Congolese Embassy. In another instance the RCMP used a Taser to make an arrest.
Protesters managed to spray paint a window of the embassy before they were pushed back by police. A Mountie suffered minor injuries and police vehicles were damaged.
There were reports that some of the demonstrators were firing air rifles.
The demonstration by more than 100 protesters turned violent around 2:30 p.m. after one man was reportedly struck by a rock.
Ottawa police say the demonstrators marched from CBC headquarters in downtown Ottawa to the U.S. Embassy about one kilometre away and then worked their way to the Congolese Embassy several more kilometres to the southeast. Read more …
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