They stood their ground and pressed for the unconditional release of a youth (Benjy) arrested in connection with last week's protests in the city.
Che Benjamin is alleged to be one of the key organizers of the strike that brought Bamenda to a stand still on November 21, 2016.
The crowd blocked Ayaba Street and demanded that Che be release without a bail bond. Appeals from the SDF Chairman were met by shouts and boos.
Benjamin Che was finally released on bail.