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Cameroon prisoners live stream riot

Prison Inmates live streamed on Facebook the protest from their mobile phones

There has been a riot at a prison in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon where many people accused of being separatist rebels from the Anglophone regions are being detained.

Inmates at Kondengui maximum security prison live streamed on Facebook the initial protest from their mobile phones.

They were chanting pro-independence slogans, calling for an amnesty for all people arrested during the three-year separatist conflict and demanding an immediate ceasefire.

Overnight violence erupted and parts of the prison were set on fire.

Cameroonian security forces restored control after shooting in the air and firing tear gas into the prison.

The Anglophone detainees – many of whom have never been taken to court – were moved to different detention facilities.

Source: bbc.com