There were clashes in Geneva between members of the Cameroon diaspora opposed to president Paul Biya and Swiss Police. This is the second time the demonstrations have been organised to protest Biya’s stay in Geneva. An excerpt from a report on the development in Expatica reads:
Police used tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators who protested for several hours close to the Intercontinental Hotel, where the 88-year-old leader has been staying since at least Sunday.
The hotel is regularly used by visiting foreign leaders and was where US President Joe Biden stayed before his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. Biya is an occasional private visitor.
A bitter independence struggle by English-speaking rebels has been raging in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest (NOSO) regions since 2017.
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