Charges after Congo protests


Seven people arrested at a demonstration in central London on Saturday over the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been charged with various offences.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said three people had been charged with obstructing the highway, three with breaching the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act and one with assault on police.

In addition, some 116 people remain in custody at various police stations across London.

The bitterly-contested election has sparked violence in the African country which has left at least 18 people dead.