Security tight as Congo poised to release election results

Congolese riot police takes position near the electoral commission building in Kinshasa, Congo, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019. As Congo anxiously awaits the outcome of the presidential election, many in the capital say they are convinced that the opposition won and that the delay in announcing results is allowing manipulation in favor of the ruling party. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

KINSHASA, Congo — Anti-riot police with water cannon and armored vehicles surrounded Congo’s electoral commission on Wednesday as it said “everything is ready” to announce provisional results of the presidential election later in the day. Activist groups urged people to “be ready to massively take to the streets” if results don’t match “the truth of the ballot boxes.”