October 20, 2015 / 1:15 PM / 3 years ago

At least three people shot dead in Congo Republic protests

BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - At least three people have been shot dead during anti-government protests in the capital of Congo Republic on Tuesday, according to a Reuters reporter who saw the bodies at the central morgue in Brazzaville.

A witness who brought one of the bodies to the morgue said his friend had been shot by security forces. “I was there when they opened fire. I was lucky it wasn’t me who was killed,” he told Reuters, declining to give his name.

Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Emma Farge

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