Cameroon: Protest By Anglophone Lawyers In Bamenda turns ugly

Amid gunshots and tear gas explosions, hundreds of citizens are joining English speaking lawyers in carrying banners and chanting against bad governance,

absence of the rule of law and injustice against Anglophone Cameroon.The lawyers toke to the streets to demand President Paul Biya to unconditionally grant the rights of the marginalized English-speaking citizens.

Amid gunshots and tear gas explosions, hundreds of citizens are joining the lawyers in carrying banners and chanting against bad governance and injustice.

"We are demanding for an immediate institution of Common Law studies in all English-speaking universities," one banner read.

Soldiers and the police can be seen in the numbers with tear gas canisters, guns and military trucks.

According to an ace lawyer, Nico Halle, the 34-year regime attempted bribing each lawyer with FCFA 200,000 (nearly $500 USD) to stop them from protesting. "The regime is bad."

English and French-speaking Cameroon reunited in 1961 following a plebiscite. But ever since, the English-speaking citizens have been marginalized in all public sectors including the National soccer team, observers say.

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