Demonstration goes wild at US consulate in Toronto

Two arrests have been made at a protest Tuesday by 100 Congolese activists who gathered in front of the U.S. Consulate in downtown Toronto. According to the Toronto police, the demonstration, which allegedly is being organized to object to violence in Congo during vote counting for the general election, went wild.

Const. Wendy Drummond said there was news that the protesters threw dirt on the cops – they are yet to find out what triggered the fray.

"They were headed south towards the U.S. consulate when things kind of changed and the crowd there turned against the officers and we had to respond," she said. "We had a great response and at this time, all does appear to be in order."

Nonetheless, no injured were reported.

"We do have sufficient units on the scene to deal with the crowds there," Drummond said. "So our job at this time will be to continue to have a peaceful area and to ensure nobody does get injured."

Preliminary results in Congo’s general election confirm Canada’s 40-year-old president Joseph Kabila is winning. However, conclusive results are yet to be announced.

According to reports, a similar Congo protest was being held in Ottawa and London, England.

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