Eight days after the protest by Cameroonians in South Africa, another demonstration took place April 30 in front of the White House (American Presidency) and the Cameroon Embassy in Washington.
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The organizers of the protests, USA- Joint Africa Initiative and the Cameroon Transitional Council, CCT in a statement earlier said, their intention was to denounce a failed and oppressive regime.
“Countless Cameroonians are arbitrarily arrested, raped and killed with no (judicial) process. Kidnappings, barbaric crimes and human trafficking have become rampant. We stand for the defenseless in Cameroon,” read the statement.
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They said the protest was also in honor of Monique Koumatekel who died under worrisome circumstances and was laid to rest in Yabassi, same day the protest was taking place in the USA.
“We are preparing other protest demonstrations during which we would be handing a memorandum to government officials,” said Patrice Nouma, (in hat) one of the organizers of the USA picket.
The organizers of the Cameroon Diaspora Black Friday Movement in South Africa, CDBFM on April 22 said,
more of such protests would take place in not too distant future in Cameroon’s different diplomatic representations worldwide.
“Cameroon would forever remain indebted to all those who take part in these protests worldwide.
CDBFM gives its support to such patriotic Cameroonians” said CDBFM’s Roland Chebefuh.