KINSHASA, Zaire — Protesters chanting "Americans, get out!" burned a U.S. flag Wednesday, and the prime minister angrily accused the international community of ignoring the rebellion in eastern Zaire.
About 200 people demonstrated at the U.S. Embassy, calling for the expulsion of U.S. Ambassador Daniel Simpson and his staff. Zairian soldiers broke up the demonstration when the flag was burned.
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday authorized embassy employees to leave Zaire. Washington also has issued a travel advisory for the 550 Americans in the country, including 320 in this capital city.
It was not clear what prompted the demonstration, but Prime Minister Leon Kengo wa Dondo criticized the United States and most other countries for not helping to quell the region's difficulties.