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Cameroon: dozens arrested in Bafoussam for staging post election protest

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Several persons were on Sunday November 4,  arrested in Bafoussam, headquarter of the West region of Cameroon for staging a post election protest, sources have confirmed.

A group of persons marched on the streets of Bafoussam holding a banner denouncing what they call an “electorak hold up” by Paul Biya who would be innaugurated in under 48 hours for a new seven-year mandate after being declared winner of the October 7 Presidential election by the Constitutional Council.

The protesters have who were chanting “No to electoral hold up” met with a group of security forces who later bundled them away.

Bafoussam has been heaviliy militarised after reports of planned protests leading to the swearing in of Paul Biya.

Maurice Kamto of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement who finished second with 14.28 percent continues to dispute the results of the election, self proclaiming himself winner.

A series of protests against the election results have since been met with a crackdown by security forces who arrested over 50 persons in Douala and Yaounde though they were later freed with some expected to appear in court.

Published on 28.04.2020

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