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Cameroon’s opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been confined to his house after planning and organizing anti-government protests.

Tuesday’s protests across the country were disrupted by security forces who shot into protesters.

At least one protester was killed and others injured during the protests.

An opposition party lawyer Robert Amsterdam said in a tweet that “We are receiving reports that at least one protester has been shot and killed by police in Douala [the country’s biggest city] and many others injured and arrested.”

On Wednesday there were videos circulating on digital platforms showing police vehicles outside Kamto’s house.

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The leader of the Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM) told Voice of America that he was neither beaten or detained.

He however said he feared that he would be arrested if he stepped out of his guarded house.

More than 30 protesters and four journalists were also arrested over the protests.

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The protests organized by Maurice Kamto saw thousands pour onto the streets of Douala, Yaounde, Bafang and Baham.

They have vowed to sustain the demonstration until government solves the Anglophone crisis and reforms the electoral process.

Anglophones in Cameroon make up about a fifth of the country’s population of 22 million. But they complain of marginalization in the hands of the French-speaking majority.

 

Cameroon: At least one killed as security forces shoot at protesters

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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