DRC / PROTESTS

27-Nov-2019 00:02:04
Activists gathered in front of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) headquarters in Goma, to call for justice for the death of a colleague during the Beni protests. MONUSCO
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STORY: DRC / PROTESTS
TRT: 02:04
SOURCE: MONUSCO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 27 NOVEMBER 2019, GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC)
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, LUCHA activist haranguing the demonstrators
2. Med shot, police and soldiers watching protestors
3. Various shots, students among the protestors
4. Various shots, Congolese soldiers
5. Med shot, Congolese policemen to prevent trouble
6. Close up, sign held by a protestor reading “I demand justice for Beni”
7. Wide shot, protestors sitting down with their signs
8. Med shot, LUCHA activist holding the picture of colleague killed in Beni
9.Close up, dead activist photo
10.Close up, sign reading “You killed him, but we will not stop the fight”
11. Med shot, LUCHA activist handing over memorandum to MONUSCO official
12. SOUNDBITE (French) Espoir Ngalukiye, Member of LUCHA Goma:
"It's up to MONUSCO to choose between protecting civilians or leaving. Because MONUSCO has the mission to attack all the negative forces and if MONUSCO does not want to attack all these negative forces, it has only to withdraw, because we need peace, we do not need to think that we have a security force, a force that should help our national armed forces to maintain security, while it is here to protect only its officials and not to protect the civilian population of the DRC. "
13. Wide shot, end of the protest
STORYLINE
Activists today (27 Nov) gathered in front of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) headquarters in Goma, to call for justice for the death of a colleague during the Beni protests.

On Monday (25 Nov) an angry crowd set fire to the UN office and the town hall in Beni to protest failure by Government troops and peacekeepers in preventing a deadly weekend attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel group, according to media reports.

Today, many of the demonstrators protesting in front of MONUSCO’s headquarters in Goma were children, especially students.

Activists from the group Lutte Pour Le Changement (LUCHA) presented a memorandum to MONUSCO officials demanding that those responsible for the death of their colleague in Beni to be prosecuted.

Espoir Ngalukiye, a LUCHA Goma activist, said, “it's up to MONUSCO to choose between protecting civilians or leaving. Because MONUSCO has the mission to attack all the negative forces and if MONUSCO does not want to attack all these negative forces, it has only to withdraw, because we need peace, we do not need to think that we have a security force, a force that should help our national armed forces to maintain security, while it is here to protect only its officials and not to protect the civilian population of the DRC."

Staff at the UN mission in Beni have been redeployed to other areas for their safety.

Beni is a key base for the UN and DRC Government efforts to tackle the more than year-long Ebola outbreak in the eastern region, which has seen nearly 3,000 deaths since August 2018.
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