South Africa: demonstration against xenophobia

South Africa: demonstration against xenophobia  Demonstration against xenophobia in South Africa . In an attempt to counter the Dudula movement , South Africans and migrants gathered to protest in Johannesburg . For some time now, the country has been experiencing a worrying rise in xenophobia, mainly united under the banner of Operation Dudula.  "We are here today to say no to racism, as Kopenang Africa against xenophobia, we say no to racism in humanity, we must be one, united in love. Peace and Love ", says Elizabeth.  Many participants came to say "No to xenophobia". "There are people in our country who try to take advantage of the anger that people feel about poverty, unemployment, hunger, and they try to turn that anger onto foreigners, mainly foreigners from other countries. Africans" , adds Mark Heywood, activist. "They are trying to create a fire, a xenophobic fire".  Protesters are demanding the resignation of the Home Secretary for allegedly failing to respect the country's "legal protections afforded to asylum seekers, refugees, and other vulnerable migrant groups in South Africa".  "At some point, these people will be considered xenophobic, but frankly, they are not," said Gcobani Ndzongana. "Remember that a lot of South Africans in this country are suffering, there is a racist strategy that is being applied by workers against South Africans."  The demonstrators also urged the president to implement the national action plan to combat racism, and any other related intolerance.

Demonstration against xenophobia in South Africa . In an attempt to counter the Dudula movement , South Africans and migrants gathered to protest in Johannesburg . For some time now, the country has been experiencing a worrying rise in xenophobia, mainly united under the banner of Operation Dudula.

"We are here today to say no to racism, as Kopenang Africa against xenophobia, we say no to racism in humanity, we must be one, united in love. Peace and Love ", says Elizabeth.

Many participants came to say "No to xenophobia".
"There are people in our country who try to take advantage of the anger that people feel about poverty, unemployment, hunger, and they try to turn that anger onto foreigners, mainly foreigners from other countries. Africans" , adds Mark Heywood, activist. "They are trying to create a fire, a xenophobic fire".

Protesters are demanding the resignation of the Home Secretary for allegedly failing to respect the country's "legal protections afforded to asylum seekers, refugees, and other vulnerable migrant groups in South Africa".

"At some point, these people will be considered xenophobic, but frankly, they are not," said Gcobani Ndzongana. "Remember that a lot of South Africans in this country are suffering, there is a racist strategy that is being applied by workers against South Africans."

The demonstrators also urged the president to implement the national action plan to combat racism, and any other related intolerance.
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