More Clashes Reported in Bamenda

The streets are almost empty late Tuesday morning as second day of strike commence

The streets are almost empty late Tuesday morning as the second day of strike commenced

There are reports of more clashes this morning around some streets of Bamenda with a heavy deployment of the police in an effort to quell down more uprisings. Reports talk of skirmishes in Sonac Street, parts of Ntarikon and Nkwen. The streets have been emptied of taxis and other vehicles, while the main markets remained closed, most shops and officers are closing for the day already.

Amoured police and army vehicles and a police pick-up truck firing teargas at random to disperse any gathering have been sent to Ntarikon. It’s not clear where they are heading to exactly but some reports are saying they have been dispatched to protect students at Sacred Heart College where they fear francophones may come under attack. Gun shots could be heard richocheting across town.

There are also reports of similar protest in Mbengwi with the main road into town barricaded around Mile 17.

main road into Mbengwi barricaded

main road into Mbengwi barricaded

Mile 17 Mbengwi

Mile 17 Mbengwi

 

Anti Francophone sentiments have swept the protest with the protesters taking down any sign board and post in French language. Effigies of the head of state and CPDM posters are also been vandalized.

activities pick up before dying down a few hours later

activities picked up early in the morning before dying down a few hours later

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