Presidential aspirant Kah Walla and others attacked by police during peaceful protest in Douala.
Update on presidential aspirant Kah Walla after Police attack
According to a reliable source who has spoken with here, "she is shaken up but okay." This is how she was attacked:
The march was in process and when police approached, protesters sat down on the ground in the street in a non-violent posture .
Police immediately proceeded to beat the crowd with batons and when Kah stood up to say it was not necessary since the protesters were peaceful, the police commissioner yelled out directions to have her brought to him saying he would "teach her a lesson."
She was dragged out and made to stand on the median in the middle of the street. The police commissioner then asked the truck containing water to turn around and focus on her. With the high-powered hoses directed at her, she was hosed down brutally for minutes and when she managed to escape she was grabbed, beaten on the back of her legs and dragged to a police detention truck. She had difficulty seeing and breathing due to the chemicals in the water. When she finally gained composure she was released. Many protesters with her were savagely beaten all over their bodies including the head with batons.