Being Woke:
Annual Reparations March brings Parliament to silent standstill

By The Ligali Organisation | Tue 1 August 2017

Parliament is a crime scene

The streets of London were alive with the sounds of traditional African drumming and chanting as hundreds marched to parliament as part of the Annual Reparations March.

The national reparations march organised by the Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee was the focus of parliament in London as it brought the area to a standstill with a three minute silence tribute. Movement by traffic and bystanders around Westminster came to a halt as many hundreds of people gathered in a peaceful rally and march in remembrance to their Ancestors. As Westminster's Big Ben stuck 3pm, the action was for the first time synchronised with the renowned 23rd annual African Reparations Day event simultaneously taking place at the Museum of London Docklands.

The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March 2017

A United Silent Tribute

African Remembrance Day was founded by brothers, Onyekachi and Chidiwere Wambu in 1995. They expressed that too many Africans had left the earth and had been forgotten. The brothers felt that something should be done in their honour and memory. In response African Remembrance Day was created. Since the first meeting in 1995, ARD has been an open gathering held in different parts of the UK.

The Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March Committee is partnered with the Stop the Maangamizi Campaign as the UK and Europe's biggest and most visible contribution to the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations (ISMAR). The ISMAR is made up of different individuals, groups, organisations, campaigns and strategies, all working towards reparatory justice. The March being a massive mobilisation and show of strength of grassroots people, forms part of the street column.

A United Silent Tribute: Reparations March and African Remembrance Day

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Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March
African Remembrance Day

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