Videos of students staging a strike from the University of Buea and are violently beaten by policemen are circling the web and arousing anger among Cameroonians. In some of the very disturbing videos we can see the barbarity of the police against unarmed civilians who were demonstrating peacefully.
Student rooms ransacked and many of them struck to blood and dragged to the ground. Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered that 50 of them were arrested after the protest. On Tuesday evening, the administration retreated on the demand of the students, precisely, the cancellation of the 10 000 FCFA of penalties on the failure to respect the deadlines prescribed for the payment of the university fees. The government also made a promise that the premium of excellence will be paid. The strike in Bamenda has continued for a second week.
Lawyers and teachers of the Anglophone section of the country have renewed on Monday, their strike action that started several days ago and which resulted in clashes with the security forces with three deaths in Bamenda. Several schools remained closed in the South West and North West regions. The continuation of the mood movement continues due to the failure of negotiations between Prime Minister Philemon Yang and the Anglophone protesters who now claim federalism.
By Rita Akana