Date: 02 Sep 95 10:05:28 PDT
From: Chris.Lowe@directory.Reed.EDU (Chris Lowe)
Subject: Kinshasa political strike
Kinshasa political strike
From Chris Lowe, 2 September 1995
Reuters reports that a strike in Kinshasa, Zaire shut down formal sector activity, while "The informal sector was still working, but at a much reduced level." They report that the strike or "'dead city' day" was called by the Sacred Union of the Radical Opposition and Allies, a party led by former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi, as part of a campaign against current Prime Minister Kengo wa Dondo. The party claims that Tshisekedi was unlawfully removed as Prime Minister. Reuters compares traffic in the city centre to that on a public holiday.
The report is ambiguous but it appears that the strike was on September 1.