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About 500 people turned up in front of the Libyan embassy in Berlin on Saturday to express their anger. The Cologne demonstration is the second major event on the issue in Germany / Photo: The African Courier

Call for demonstration in Cologne against African enslavement in Libya

The Black Community in Germany has again called for a public protest action against the enslavement of African migrants in Libya. The event will take place on Monday (27 November) in the western German city of Cologne.

Under the motto ‘Stop Enslavement in Libya!’, the event is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 people who are outraged by the reports of migrants being traded as slaves in the North African country.

Black organisations from Europe to the US have been reacting to the CNN video report and protests have been held place in Paris, London, Geneva, Brussels and Berlin. More than 500 protesters turned out on Saturday in the German capital city to register their disgust of the African enslavement in Libya. The Cologne demonstration is the second major event on the issue in Germany.

In a public statement, the organizers of the Cologne demonstration said the action calls for an immediate stop to the enslavement of African refugees in Libya and the inhumane living conditions of African refugees worldwide.

The demonstration takes place on Monday (27 November) and will start at 6 pm from the Gerhard-Wilczek-Platz and end at the Brüsseler Platz, where a closing rally will be held.

Austin Ohaegbu

Date of Demonstration: 
Monday, 27 November 2017; from 6 pm

Route of the demonstration:
Gerhard-Wilczek-Platz (opening rally) – Stammstraße – Ehrenfeldgürtel – Venloer Straße – Friesenplatz (second rally) – Hohenzollernring – Aachener Strape – Brabanter Straße – Lütticher Straße – Brüsseler Platz (closing rally).

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