CALL TO SUPORT AND SOLEDARITY WITH THE MARC AGAINST THE DEMOLITIONS FORCED EVICTIONS AND BLOODY REPRESSION THAT HAS ALREADY CAUSED 7 DEAD IN ANGOLA
Tuesday 16 March 2010 by NoVox
Mass demolitions are taking place in the city of Lubango (info below)
Send your faxes to protest in Portuguese (sample below) to the President of the Republic: 00244 222 370 366 and the Secretariat of the Presidency: 00244 222 469 289.
Thank you for sending copies of faxes sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Model fax in French, Portuguese and English below (just change the titles No-Vox):
No Vox would like to express its indignation about the demolitions that started on 7 March and are still ongoing in Lubango city (south of Angola). No Vox fully rejects the violent methods that are being used, ignoring any kind of respect for human dignity, and that already provoked the death of 7 people, including one child who fell of a truck that was transporting evicted people, one child who was run over by government cars that were escaping stoning by people living in Canguinda area, and one adult who fainted while seeing his house being demolished and passed away today at the hospital. Among the four other persons who died were also children who would have stayed in one of the houses demolished. In the process, it is estimated that more than 1000 houses were demolished already. The announced objective is to demolish 3 100 houses, affecting about 13 000 people, without any guarantee that they be resettled or anything else.
No Vox calls for international solidarity, calls to the President of the Angolan Republic, and to the National Assembly for the urgent creation of a commission to investigate the extent and conditions of the demolition process underway in Lubango: Immediately a moratorium on evictions That opens a dialogue with the head (s) of the families; Arrange decent alternative accommodation for each family; Compensate the families of deceased persons and the ones who lost their things; Open a formal investigation to clarify the facts and punish those responsible.
On 25 March there will be a demonstration to condemn the demolitions and evictions in Lubango (13 000 persons at risk, many already violence and deaths) and to require compliance with the law and all international treaties signed thereon. The event will begin at 15:00 in Benguela, at the end of the journey, at Largo de Africa, speeches and artistic interventions will be organized.
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