‘I’ve lost all desire to live in my own country’ says a mother whose son was killed in a police crackdown on protests against proposed changes to DRC constitution
Arms crossed and hands on shoulders, Hortense Basila let out a moan that rose from deep inside and filled her eyes with tears. “My child!” she cried. “When will I see him again? Oh my God. May they give me my child back. My son, my Christian. We are poor people. What have we done?”
Christian, 24, was shot in the head and killed during four days of violent anti-government protests that rocked the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week. He had not been involved in the demonstration but had gone out to buy medicine when he was caught in the crossfire.
Anger. It’s a general condition. Extreme poverty, no job creation. This is the failure of the regime
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