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Over 64,000 people signed an petition against the of Leopold on Tuesday. They want more to know about what he did in the Congo. Historians say he was for the deaths of more than 10 million Congolese people during his 23-year reign. A said these deaths led to the first use of the , "crime against humanity". The petition said: "In the of 23 years, this man killed more than 10 million Congolese without ever having set foot in the Congo." He made a personal fortune from the rubber he owned. Another was signed by 8,000 people. They believe he was not a "slave king" and that the people who ran the Congo led to the of deaths.

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