Zairean protest

Click to follow
The Independent Online
KINSHASA (Reuter, AFP) - Three people were killed in Zaire yesterday after demonstrators barricaded roads throughout the capital in mass protest against President Mobutu Sese Seko's 27-year-long rule.

Troops trying to clear the streets fired into the air to scatter the crowds, but the capital was paralysed by makeshift road-blocks of burning tyres, rubbish bins and other obstacles. Calm was returning by nightfall, although taxis and buses were still off the streets. There was no immediate news of protest elsewhere in the country.