Anti-Slavery Protests to besiege United Arab Embassies in London, Paris and Washington
International Campaign to Boycott UAE and African Lives Matter are due to organise several protests in the UK, US and France against Slavery Trade in Libya sponsored by UAE. The protests also to raise awareness of Human trafficking in Dubai which has become the International hub of human trafficking and slavery.
Protests will shed the light on enslavement of African Migrants in Libya by armed Groups funded United Arab Emirates. It will also be against human trafficking of African migrants to/from Dubai.
They also seek to help Slavery victims in Dubai return to their families in Africa.
One of the key demands seek to stop UAE funding of armed groups in Libya which imprison, torture and kill African migrants in addition to “selling them as slaves”
Protests will be located in front of United Arab Emirates in the above capitals.
UAE is funding armed groups allied with General Khalifa Haftar. UAE has paid hundreds of millions over the last few years. Khalifa Haftar groups are involved in the Slavery trade in parts of Benghazi and the eastern provinces. For example, Benghazi which is under the control of Haftar and his armed groups is a hub for slavery.
The City of Benghazi where Haftar is in control, Slavery markets are flourishing. Migrant workers often captured while they try to make their journey by sea.
Africascountry News website report: In Benghazi, in the eastern region, a popular local market is commonly named “slaves souk.” Same as in Tunisia, where “Zinji” or “Aswad” (close to “Blakee”) are culturally accepted terms to refer to fellow black people because they are thought to be practical forms of reference which are now devoid of any racial charge.
Telegraph: Migrants sit in a detention centre run by the interior ministry of Libya’s eastern-based government, in Benghazi CREDIT: REUTERS
Protests will be held from 12 to 3pm today :
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, 1-2 Grosvenor Cres, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7EE
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, 3522 International Ct NW #400, Washington, DC 20008, USA
AMBASSADE des Emirats Arabes Unic EN Paris, 2 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg
75007 Paris, France