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Cameroon: A least 10 more protesting traders arrested at Nkololoun market

The confrontation between Douala II Council agents and some traders in Nkololoun at the Douala Central market over the implementation…

The confrontation between Douala II Council agents and some traders in Nkololoun at the Douala Central market over the implementation of a FCFA 100,000 levy for a space by the roadside is yet to finish.

 

After Wednesday’s clash which saw anti-riot police using teargas to disperse the protesting traders, the stand-up continued yesterday Thursday May 27 with vendors mounting road barricades.

Council agents who came with security forces to enforce the decision following Wednesday’s protest met with stiff resistance on the part of traders.

Anti-riot police stormed the scene and used teargas to disperse the angry traders. In the course of this, about ten of them were arrested, meanwhile several others were injured.

Many stores in the market observed a temporal closure. Others who refused to abide by the decision saw their makeshifts destroyed by Douala II Council bulldozers and woods carried away.

The move according to the Council aims at reducing urban disorder by taking away roadside vendors.

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