Internet services have been shut down in Cameroon’s English-speaking areas after clashes involving separatists, according to a BBC report.
Security forces opened fire on demonstrators who were calling for independence at rallies on Sunday, killing at least eight people
A BBC reporter in Bamenda says the city is now in lockdown with no cars or people on the streets.
The authorities blocked the internet for three months earlier in the year amid similar unrest.
Main opposition leader John Fru Ndi told the BBC he believed that at least 30 people had died in clashes.
At least 50 people were wounded and about 200 arrested, reports say.
their 84-year-old President, Paul Biya, has condemned the violence and called for dialogue.