Three dead in DR Congo protest clashes

Three dead in DR Congo protest clashesTwo protesters were shot dead and a policeman was lynched Thursday in clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo over plans to name a new head to the country’s election panel, sources said. The body of one protester was taken to a hospital morgue in the city of Lubumbashi, in southeastern DR Congo, a member of the local United Nations human rights office told AFP. The UN official deplored the use of force by military police.