Cameroon police, taxi drivers clash in Douala

Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon police and taxi drivers Tuesday violently clashed in Douala, leaving three people seriously wounded in the economic capital of Cameroon, eyewitnesses told PANA Wednesday.
The sources said that a taxi driver and two policemen who were wounded in the skirmishes have been admitted at Laquintinie Hospital but are in stable condition.
According to the eyewitnesses, the clashes broke out when policemen manhandled a taxi driver who was accused of causing traffic jam after he packed his vehicle improperly.
The latter's colleagues reacted by attacking the policemen, and later blocked several roads.
This resulted in traffic congestion for several hours.
Calm was restored after negotiations between the city authorities and the taxi drivers.

16 june 2004 11:30:00

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