Upset with the violence that followed recent presidential elections, Congolese Canadians gathered and marched through the streets of Toronto Saturday.

More than a hundred gathered at Queen’s Park, before marching through the downtown core with City Hall as a final destination.

Several roads were closed as the crowd, which grew rapidly as the march continued, made its way down University Avenue, chanting and waving signs.

One of those gathered said the elections held in Congo and resulting events were unjust, and it’s important to spread that message.

Violence and protests struck the Congo beginning Friday evening when President Joseph Kabila was declared the winner. Afterward, opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi declared himself the winner despite the initial results.

It’s feared his announcement will spark further violence in the country.