Tuesday, December 08, 2009

[Advocacy news] Today's march in NYC

The September 28 Coalition for Justice and Democracy in Guinea has announced its agenda for today's march in New York City.

March and Rally at the United Nations

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 11am - 3pm

11am: Protest at the Guinean Consulate, E. 39th & Lexington

12noon: March down 3rd Ave. to Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

12:30pm - 3pm: Rally at the UN - E. 47th & UN Plaza

Speakers to include: Kadiatou Diallo, David Dinkins, Kevin Powell, Norman Siegel, and Guinean eye witnesses and activists

Frrom the September 28 Coalition:

On September 28, 2009, the military of the West African nation of Guinea brutally cracked down on tens of thousands of unarmed protestors speaking out against military rule and junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara's likely candidature for president. According to the International Red Cross, at least 157 people were killed, 1200 people wounded, and women and girls viciously raped in the capital city of Conakry that day. This rally is being held to raise awareness of these events and ask the UN to increase its efforts to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes are brought to justice and that Guinea has the support it needs to hold the first truly democratic presidential elections in its 51 years of independence. The consequences of inaction on the part of the international community are simply too dire. We cannot stand idly by as crimes against humanity go unpunished, a nation is kept hostage by its own military, and an entire sub-region is endangered by the very real threat of ethnic-based civil war. Not this time.

The Guinean Forces Vives in the US -Alliance Guinea - The Amadou Diallo Foundation

For more details and event sign-up: click here.

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