Cii News – 31 August 2012
A protest and picket organised by the Movement Against Genocide in Burma (MAGIB) is expected to place outside the Myanmar Embassy in South Africa on Friday.
The action is scheduled to take place at around 1.30pm in Leyds Street, Pretoria. Follow tweets on this story at #RememberRohingya.
South Africans have rallied to express their disgust against the inhuman and brutal killing of Rohingya Muslims by the Arakan Buddhists supported by the Burmese government.
Protest organiser, Shabbier Ahmed Saloojee said busses will be used to get people to Pretoria from different areas.
“We have a bus leaving the trade Route Mall in Lenasia at 9:30 in the morning. Busses will also leave the Mayfair Jumah Mosque and Marlboro Mosque at 10am with a bus also picking up people between Wits University and the University of Johannesburg.”
The groups will then gather Masjid Abu Bakr in Erasmia where Jumah Salaah will be performed. Accommodation has also been made for ladies.
Saloojee added that it is important for people to join the protest. “We have to create an awareness and show solidarity and support for people suffering in Burma. It makes a statement that if people are suffering faraway, we care.”
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