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Yesterday's demonstration Yesterday's demonstration which was scheduled to talk about justice and the theft of Congo's wealth ended up merging those issues with calls for Wolfowitz's resignation.

Yesterday's demonstration which was scheduled to talk about justice and the theft of Congo's wealth ended up merging those issues with calls for Wolfowitz's resignation. For some time, we thought that the World Bank staff association would actually march with us, as they had called for a demonstration at exactly the same time as ours. As it turns out, the Staff Association itself distanced itself from the protest but there were definitely members of the staff association present. They did not want it known, though. When asked where they were coming from, they sort of squirmed and looked uncomfortable. If any of you are reading this, please don't be shy and feel free to come out to future events :-).

The WB staff association folks also had nicely printed out signs saying "resign!" and "Board act now: Fire Wolfowitz". In addition to the fantastic Congolese singing, some of the favourite chants were "Wolfowitz/World Bank, get out of the Congo" and "Down with corruption, down with Wolfowitz". dc.indymedia.org should have audio of the event in a few hours (it's not been posted as yet).

Sameer Dossani ~ April 15, 2007


 
 
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