According to the protesters, the English-speaking population of the country is being oppressed by the French-speaking majority. The march in Calgary was held to draw attention to the issue and demand support for federalization or independence for English-speaking people in southern Cameroon.
“We want the people of Calgary to know that we are suffering back in Cameroon , they are killing the English-speaking Cameroonians, they are raping them, the military, the French Cameroon, are raping them and they are invading us,” said Che Napoleon, one of the protestorsA similar protests and marches by Anglophone Cameroonians was held in cities around the world on Monday.
However, the peaceful protest that was suppose to be held in Cameroon by Anglophone Cameroonians was cancelled by the Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium which identifies problems affecting the Anglophone People in Cameroon and propose alternative policies.
According to the organisation government agents have infiltrated some of the groups involve in the struggle. Read their official press release below...