People, Nigerians had flown in from as far away as Calgary and Saskatoon. They had all paid fees of about $95 to get visas and passports.
They were told to pick them up at a set date at the high commission on Metcalfe Street. When they arrived, they found a note on the door saying that the office was closed and would remain closed for the rest of the week.
The crowd became angry and banged loudly on the doors, pushing and shoving, until the few high commission staff that showed up for work finally opened the door.
Many went inside along with RCMP officers.
The high commission staff explained that they don't know how to operate the computer that makes passports and visas.