On 27 December 2023, police officers fired tear gas at opposition supporters who took to the streets of the capital Kinshasa to demand a repeat of national elections held on 20 December. Protesters had gathered outside the headquarters of the Commitment to Citizenship and Development headquarters (ECID) near Boulevard Triomphal in the city center, despite a government-imposed ban on the gathering. Protesters burned tires and threw stones at police officers, prompting the latter to use tear gas. An unspecified number of people were wounded in the violence. Opposition supporters have pledged to continue their protests as preliminary vote tally shows