Two killed in Congo after protesters torch U.N. buildings over massacre

Two people were killed in clashes with police in eastern Congo on Monday after protesters in the town of Beni…

Two people were killed in clashes with police in eastern Congo on Monday after protesters in the town of Beni set fire to the mayor’s office and several U.N. buildings in anger at a new round of violence by suspected Islamist rebels.

Rebels believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed eight people in an overnight raid, police said, stoking residents’ fury at the perceived inaction of both the government and a U.N. peacekeeping mission.

The police said protesters torched the mayor’s office. A tweet by the police force showed flames shooting from the window and thick black smoke billowing above.

The protesters then marched to the offices of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo (MONUSCO), said Teddy Kataliko, a civil society leader in Beni.

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