On 30 August 2023, security personnel deployed live ammunition against several hundred protesters in the city of Goma, North Kivu province, as the demonstrators attacked locations manned by UN peacekeepers. Demonstrators gathered to call for the immediate departure of the peacekeeping forces associated with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) from the country. At least 10 protesters were killed, and 33 others were injured in the violence. At least 20 people were detained. The protest, which was organized by a local faith-based organization, had been banned by local authorities, as members of the organization had reportedly planned to loot the residences of UN officials in the city. The organization planning the protest called upon demonstrators to enter UN bases in the country to demand that peacekeepers leave.