At least two protesters have been killed, and a further 10 wounded, by police, following violent clashes between protesters and police in northwestern Cameroon.
Cameroon police killed two protesters and wounded 10 others on Friday in the latest bout of violence in the English-speaking northwest of the mostly Francophone country, police and political sources told Reuters.
Protests began in November in the northwestern town of Bamenda when lawyers and teachers claimed their rights were being neglected by Cameroon’s French-speaking majority. Protests have since spread.
Friday’s violence occurred in Ndop, about 40 kilometres to the east.
Police opened fire when a crowd of about 100 people descended on the police station, demanding the release of people arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a French-speaking school on Wednesday.