Bamenda Protest: Unconfirmed reports say one person has died as a result of the civil unrest

Despite heavy deployment of forces of law and order by the government to deter the population from taking to the streets especially as the government host the 2016 edition of the women AFCON.

Major Junctions in Bamenda were Blocked this evening by some angry youths who were ready to destroy any car that passed by.Some persons have been taken home in ambulances while others have decided to trek home,taking the possible road that will not expose them to the angry looking demonstrators.
Meantime Common Law Lawyers were perceived today putting on newly printed Black T shirts with inscription "ALL ANGLOPHONE LAWYERS AND EDUCATORS,THE DIASPORA IS WITH YOU 4 A FEDERAL CAMEROON"
Barrister Bobga Harmony ,President of North West Lawyers Association is seen in one of the pictures taken this day in Bamenda,flanked by his colleagues.
Security forces fired tear gas and live bullets in the air to disperse the striking population who instead got excited each time gun shots were fired in the air.
"There are reports of one dead, however, Cameroon Concord can't independently confirm".

Teachers who engaged in a sit down strike action are surprised at the level at which events are unfolding in Bamenda. The town of Bamenda is not far from the early signs of Rwandan genocide,state owned cars have been cleared from the road.Protesters have burnt down tyres,blocking roads with sticks,call boxes etc.
It seems the showdown of Pidgin news Caster MANCHO stimulated the population to rise against what they call lackluster attitude of the Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council,Vincent NDUMU towards problems plaguing the city.
Calls have been made from all corners for the striking population not to be violent.
From all indications, the Bamenda strike is far beyond teachers strike.It has taken another dimension and other social setbacks are brought forward.

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