Friday, September 22, 2017

Pro-restoration protests rock Cameroon’s English-speaking regions (PHOTOS)



Thousands of demonstrators from largely Francophone Cameroon’s English-speaking minority took to the streets to demand more rights on Friday, some of them hoisting separatist flags.

Two Anglophone regions in the west account for about a sixth of Cameroon’s population. Long-standing complaints of political and economic discrimination spilled over there last year when lawyers and teachers called for reforms.

Security forces killed six protesters and arrested hundreds of others, and the internet was shut down in the region from January to April, crippling businesses in a crackdown that was condemned internationally.

Friday’s protests were the largest and most widespread in months and came the day after a bomb suspected to have been planted by separatists wounded three policemen in Bamenda, capital of the Northwest region.
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2 comments:

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  2. Your opening sentence is contradictory. It should have read "Thousands if demonstrators from largely Anglophone Cameroon's minority English speaking ..."

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