Opposition supporters hold yellow cards as the Congolese capital Kinshasa was gripped by a strike called 'Villes mortes' (Dead cities) on October 19, 2016 in a protest over plans by the president to stay in power beyond the end of his term in December. The opposition called for the action to protest a deal signed on October 18 which would keep President Joseph Kabila in power in the Democratic Republic of Congo until April 2018 by postponing this year's scheduled presidential vote. The country's main opposition party, the UDPS, called the deal signed between authorities and fringe opposition groups a 'flagrant violation' of the constitution and said the strike would show Kabila 'the yellow card'. / AFP / Eduardo Soteras (Photo credit should read EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opposition supporters hold yellow cards as the Congolese capital Kinshasa was gripped by a strike called 'Villes mortes' (Dead cities) on October 19, 2016 in a protest over plans by the president to stay in power beyond the end of his term in December. 
The opposition called for the action to protest a deal signed on October 18 which would keep President Joseph Kabila in power in the Democratic Republic of Congo until April 2018 by postponing this year's scheduled presidential vote. The country's main opposition party, the UDPS, called the deal signed between authorities and fringe opposition groups a 'flagrant violation' of the constitution and said the strike would show Kabila 'the yellow card'. / AFP / Eduardo Soteras        (Photo credit should read EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images)