Congo police fire shots in air to disperse protesters

January 20, 2015 9:40 AM

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police fired shots in the air to disperse crowds protesting for a second day on Tuesday against a proposed revision to the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral code that could delay a presidential election slated for 2016.

Students burned tires and barricaded the road leading to the University of Kinshasa in the south of the city, witnesses said. At least four people died in clashes on Monday.

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