Manchester National Anti-Slavery March – Sat 9th Dec 2017

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By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT

A group of diverse people in Manchester, United Kingdom have come together for a protest to highlight the slave trade crisis happening in Libya. In October 2017 a team of CNN Journalist traveled to Libya and exposed an auction of a dozen men for as little as $400. According to sources, there were at least nine other locations where such human auctions were taking place.

In reaction to the slave trade in Libya, there has been widespread protest in many countries across the globe. A protest was held in London a couple of weeks ago, and in The Gambia one took place last Saturday, highlighting the unbelievable conditions that Africans are facing in Libya.

Gainako received this Press Release from a group in Manchester.

“MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – A group of 9 people of various backgrounds are uniting to create a peaceful march in response to the recent reports of enslaving and selling of black Africans in Libya.

The group would like to raise awareness in hopes of getting the attention of the United Kingdom’s government and the United Nations. This march coincides with the marches in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, and Leeds.

“I hope people can come together, stand up and show they want an end to this horrific and inhumane slave trade in Libya,” said Sam Smalling, a photographer, writer, and wife of Manchester United’s Chris Smalling. “We would peacefully like to let government officials know that we are aware of what is happening and we will continue to raise awareness until something is done.

We welcome anyone who wishes to unite against the slave trade to come join us.”

The March will begin at 12 noon Saturday the 9th of December at Manchester Piccadilly Gardens, to the Consulate General of the State of Libya in Manchester.”

 

Time: Saturday, 9th December 2017, Midday 12 pm

Assembly Point: Piccadilly Gardens

Program: March to Libyan consulate in Salford Quays

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