Police have fired tear gas to break up a protest by about 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining city of Lubumbashi, in the latest unrest triggered by fears that President Joseph Kabila plans to extend his rule into a third term, AFP news agency reports.

“Kabila must go”, “come kill us, we’ve had enough”, shouted some of the protesters, who hurled stones at police, AFP reports.

Mr Kabila’s second and final term ends in November. The opposition fears that he will delay the election so that he can remain in office.

He has not yet commented on his plans.

Author: Cerebral Lemon