DR Congo protests: Ten die in fresh anti-UN demonstrations

At least 10 people have died during protests against a UN peacekeeping force in Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police say.

Seven of the dead were civilians while the others were UN personnel.

Local media said the protesters in the eastern city were shot by peacekeepers. But the UN mission, Monusco, has not responded to these reports.

There has been a recent upsurge in violence in the area, as locals accuse the UN of being ineffective.

The east of DR Congo remains volatile with more than 100 active rebel groups.

This was the second day of protests with people calling for the UN to withdraw its peacekeepers from the area.

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