France: Paul Biya booed in Lyon, the BAS assesses
Paul Biya’s stay abroad has once again been talked about. Among the heads of state who took part in Lyon, at the 6th replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya is the only one who was whistled at by his diaspora.
The Brigarde Anti-Sardinards, composed of the anti-Biya diaspora, is constantly increasing its actions against President Paul Biya, whom it describes as a “dictator”. After his many demonstrations against Paul Biya in Switzerland, it was the one held in Lyon on 10 October during the 6th replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that still raises questions.
Banners in hand, and coming from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, etc., the members of the BAS converged on the hotel where the Head of State and his delegation are staying. Slogans and shouts were heard at every perimeter occupied by the demonstrators. But very quickly the demonstration was transformed into an altercation with the French police.
In its live press briefing on Saturday, 12 October 2019, the BAS reported 5 injured and hospitalized demonstrators. However, no cases of death have been recorded. BAS founder Calibri Calibro claims to have been targeted by an assassination attempt that did not succeed. The BAS is urging President Paul Biya to be at the origin of this scenario: “I escaped death and my fight will continue,” he reassured.