Canada’s peacekeepers are safe and protect the deadly anti-UN protests from shaking the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The federal government states that all Canadian peacekeepers are safe and responsible two days after the deadly anti-UN protest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Pentagon and RCMP confirmed the safety of all Canadian personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday after the United Nations reported that three peacekeepers had been killed in violence.

Dozens of other people were also killed or injured during what UN officials described as several attacks on domestic peacekeeping bases and facilities.

Demonstrators blamed peacekeeping missions for failing to protect civilians amid rising violence in the eastern Congo region and called for the withdrawal of UN troops.

There were allegations that peacekeepers fired on civilians and urged UN officials to promise an investigation, even though they were scrambling to protect facilities and people.

The United Nations says Canada had nine police officers and eight military personnel in Congo at the end of March.

The Pentagon said there are currently six military members there.

“All CAF personnel are safe and responsible and no injuries have been reported,” department spokeswoman Jessica Lamirande said in an email.

“CAF personnel were not involved in the violence and are currently evacuating to their homes.”

RCMP reports through Global Affairs Canada: No details have been added.

Farhan Haq, a UN deputy spokesman, said on Tuesday that hundreds of perpetrators had re-attacked UN military bases known as the French acronym MONUSCO in sesame and other parts of North Kivu. At the United Nations, especially on social media. “

“The mob throws stones and Molotov cocktails, invades the base, plunders and destroys them, and sets fire to the facility,” Haku said. “We are trying to calm things down,” such as sending a quick reaction force, but there was no evidence that the violence was over.

In addition, Haq said at least four incidents targeted the residences of MONUSCO staff who have now been relocated to UN camps. The mob also tried to enter the United Nations Development Program complex early Tuesday, he said.

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