The Chairperson of the Cameroon People’s Party CPP, Kah Walla , arrested alongside eleven others were all late evening, April 8, freed by the police in Yaounde.
|'STAND UP FOR CAMEROON' BRAINSTORM|
After their release some were transported by policemen to their respective homes. Others turned down the offer.
“From Biyem Assi (where the arrests took place) we were ferried to the cells of GMI I and then the judicial police. The Commissioner there said we were accused of ‘rebellion' and for inciting a rebellion and revolt. We were notified of a 48 hour detention after being questioned.
|SHORTLY AFTER RELEASE|
The policemen then took us pictures and our fingerprints, height, and shoe sizes. Without any weighing device at the police station, the policemen estimated out weights and recorded them. We were then released,” recounted one of the freed activists, Bergeline Domou.
Thereafter, the activists, protesting under the movement dubbed ‘Stand up for Cameroon” went to work, preparing their next plan of action, announcing another “Black Friday.”
|YAOUNDE's REPRESSIVE MACHINERY|
“We are in the very first steps of bringing to a close the oppressive regime that has been keeping Cameroon down for the last 34 years. What is happening now is predictable from this regime. It reinforces us in our convictions and about our methods.
Without violence, but with determination, action, creativity and consistency we will bring down this regime and begin building a new foundation for Cameroon. Face any fear you may have and join us.
Most definitely we will all be WEARING BLACK NEXT FRIDAY! Joins Us!," said the CPP Chair Kah Walla in a statement. She earlier twitted the reasons for the April 8 2016 protest demonstrations.
|'BLACK FRIDAY," ...EVERY FRIDAY|
“#WearBlackThisFriday for political freedoms in Cameroon! Everyone has the right to express their political opinion. We want water, light, and hospitals. NO to constitutional change!,”
The release of the protesters who included Kamto's MRC militants, followed stiff resistance, put up by their lawyers who wanted to know why the activists were arrested and who were the complainants.