Police in Congo opened fire as protest against President Joseph Kabila turned violent. At least 17 dead in the clashes but one opposition leader put the toll at 53. The president's term officially expires in December and he can't stand again. But angry opponents suspect he's trying to cling on to power by delaying elections until next year.
>> We are defending our democracy. You Kabila, we don't want you anymore. We don't want you Mr. Kabila.>> The interior minister that denounced protesters, condemning the use of violence to incite disorder and chaos. He said three of the dead were policeman. One apparently lynched the international community is urging restraint.
The US threatening further sanctions and the UN calling for calm. But further protest are likely an opposition leader calling on people to demonstrate until the date the elections should happen. Kabila supporters planing their own march this weekend.