Congo forces surround presidential runner-up’s residence

Congo forces surround presidential runner-up's residence
Martin Fayulu, Congolese joint opposition presidential candidate speaks during a news conference in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 25, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Republican Guard soldiers and police officers surrounded the residence of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election on Saturday before he could leave to file a fraud complaint in court, witnesses said.

Dozens of supporters of Martin Fayulu, who had gathered outside his Kinshasa hotel and residence and were chanting slogans against outgoing President Joseph Kabila and President-elect Felix Tshisekedi, fled inside the building when the security forces arrived, a Reuters witness said

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