GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo

At least two people were killed Tuesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo as security forces engaged in running street battles with protestors, authorities said, as protests against a UN mission’s failure to protect civilians from rebel attacks entered a second day in Beni, North Kivu province.

The protests spread to the cities of Butembo and Goma, where demonstrators attempted to find their way to a UN base near the airport before being repulsed by government soldiers, local authorities said.

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