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Thousands of Congolese Protest Election Delay

Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have demonstrated to protest delays to presidential elections.

Under a heavy police presence, more than 10,000 people took to the streets in the capital, Kinshasa, Saturday chanting slogans and carrying anti-government banners. There were no reports of violence.

Last week police opened fire on protesters angry over the delayed ballot, killing at least one person.

Elections were due to be held by June 30, but last month parliament extended the government's transitional period by six months, pushing elections back until next year.

The elections are stipulated under a 2003 peace agreement that ended five years of war. They will be Congo's first democratic poll in 40 years.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.