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Protests erupt in Congo capital over local election results

AP  |  Kinshasa 

Witnesses say at least one person is dead after protests over local elections turned violent in Congo's capital.

Members of Felix Tshisekedi's took to the streets of after the party failed to win any seats from in the regional assembly.

Police fired tear gas to put down demonstrations Friday night.

The party was Congo's longtime opposition under former

The party got a boost when its candidate won the December

While voters elect regional deputies, senators are then chosen by the deputies.

Militant members of the party are now accused of attacking homes and vehicles belonging to some of the regional deputies who chose the senators.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 17:20 IST