Demonstration Alert: August 4, 2021, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location: Various locations, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Event:  There are reports of two different demonstrations taking place in Kinshasa.  There is a large gathering of individuals on motorcycles at the Palais de la Nation in Gombe.  There is a heavy police presence, and some movement is restricted.  There is also a violent demonstration taking place in the areas of UPN Circle, Mbudi, and Pompage, to the south and southwest of Gombe.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


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