London – Participants in yesterday’s peaceful London protest march against the out-of-control violent crime epidemic in South Africa said there were ‘quite a few journalists’ covering the march at the South African embassy in Trafalgar Square in London on May 15 2010.
However – the event has thus far gone nearly unreported in the SA “mainstream’ news media – but the pictures, videos and reports of the protest are being spread far and wide among the more than 1-million South African exiles – through the much faster ‘new media’ – via emails, the internet and Afrikaans-language community radio-stations.
South Africans are under siege inside their own homes : armed attacks against families soared last year. Often these attacks are very violent and are often also accompanied by (gang) rape and cruel mutilation practices, especially when Afrikaner/Boers are being targetted. During Saturday’s protest march to the South African embassy in Trafalgar Square, there was a small and unobtrusive police presence — but there were no incidents of any violence and no arrests were made. The previous Saturday’s “silent protest against the Boer Genocide” did not have a police presence at all.
The London metropolitan police had laid down some strict ground-rules for Saturday’s march to the SA Embassy; protestors were not allowed to carry any pictures of the cruelly slaughtered AWB-leader Eugene Terre`Blanche nor any symbols from his organisation. Meanwhile the fear levels among the Afrikaners inside and outside South Africa are still rising, fears which the ANC-regime has done nothing to quell, also because the out-of-control genocidal hatespeech of its youth league members have not stopped – and even more ominously, because ANC youth league cadres were scheduled to undergo military training at the Saldanha naval academy soon.
This was the second protest by SA expats in London. Last Saturday, a small group from the Jack Hindon Scouts in the UK also held a silent protest outside the Parliamentary buildings – with the young people standing silently along the curbside, taping their mouths shut — to illustrate the attitude of the British government towards the racial hatred-driven slaughter of the Afrikaners/Boer minority in the countryside and the towns of South Africa under the hegemony of the regime of the ruling African National Congress party. Yesterday’s protestors first met at the Eros statue in Piccadilly circus – and as they started emerging from the tube-station exit they also started catching the attention of the many webcam operators because of the statue was surrounded by a sea of bright-red t-shirts.
Despite fears previously expressed on varous Facebook sites by some participant and doom-prophets that ‘right-wing posters’ would also be displayed – there were none. Even world-famous Anti-AIDS protestor Zachie Achmad stuck his oar in – warning that ‘this was a protest organised by rightwing racists.’ Some ridiculous wags were even planning an ‘anti-fascist counter demonstration’. There was no evidence of this claim however – many people carried handmade white crosses with their own personal messages on them, others carried hand-made banners and posters.
“Things remained peaceful, although, ” – she added that when she was questioned by a female journalist she got ‘pretty hot under the collar. “Especially when the journalist asked me why I thought we were being murdered like that; whether I knew the people on my placard, where I got the pictures and whether I would ever go home again ? I replied that ‘of course I will go home, it’s my country and the land of my forefathers and we developed it. The journalist said she could see I was upset about all the events and I replied : “of course, wouldn’t you have been upset too ? Our women, children and elderly are being targetted, these are defenceless, frail human beings who cannot defend themselves. Groups of attackers numbering as many as 15 men descend on them, gang-rape them, torture them until they’re dead. How can one remain calm under those circumstances, especially because the government does nothing to stop it ?