Dieing for a Union

Police in Cameroon shot dead two students on Wednesday, 29th of November, after two days of protests against unequal access to the newly opened Faculty of Medicine.

Protests continued at the University of Buea-Ambazonia (UB) according to The Post, Cameroon’s leading English-language newspaper:
“In spite of claims by UB authorities that Molyko was safe, a score of police officers, by 1: am on Tuesday, December 5, broke into students’ rooms, fired gunshots and arrested four student leaders and whisked them off to an unknown destination. One of the student leaders only escaped the claws of the police through the ceiling of his room.
Donatus Wan-Obi, Chairman, Student Union Council, UB, who narrowly escaped bullets and arrest, said that the police fired at him with an apparent intention to kill.”

In May 2005 three students were killed by police, since then there has been no criminal investigation nor any indictment of the shooters. The students at the University of Buea-Ambazonia (UB) protested against a 100% increase in tuition fees, lack of drinking water and for the right to operate a Student Union on campus.

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