A manifesto published on the Facebook page of the Mudei civic organization calls for “social solidarity” and citizenship in the form of collective actions to combat “injustices”.
Activists and members of Angolan civil society have called for a national demonstration for June 17 to protest against rising fuel prices, an end to street vending and the NGO bill.
The issues, especially the increase in gasoline prices due to the partial withdrawal of fuel subsidies, have sparked, in recent days, protests and clashes with the police in several Angolan provinces, which resulted in at least five dead and dozens of wounded and arrested. .
A manifesto that is being published on the Facebook page of the Mudei civic organization calls for “social solidarity” and citizenship in the form of collective actions to combat the “injustices” that they consider affect various classes.
“The zungueiras [vendedoras ambulantes] they are prevented from driving, taxi drivers have not received the announced exemption from the increase in the price of gasoline (which will affect the lives of all of us), teachers and doctors have not received a response to their claims for many years, health professionals communication suffer censorship and other types of pressure, workers are prevented from exercising their right to strike and even police officers and authorities receive orders that put them between a rock and a hard place, forced to violate their oath to defend legality and democracy, for fear of losing his job ”, reads the manifesto.
The same note highlights the “national humanitarian crisis” pointing to the “omission” of the Angolan State “which resorts to repression and the explicit violation of fundamental rights when the voices of citizens are heard.”
At issue is also the new regulation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that “in addition to being unconstitutional, will repress, suffocate and eventually extinguish the multiple civic organizations that, in Angola, function where the executive renounces its responsibilities and obligations”, is refers.
“In the absence of a State, let’s be a society: let’s fight for everyone, in the streets, with horns, with posters, with music, with peace, but firm in the defense of our rights,” the manifesto calls.
The appeal has also been publicized by the Gangsta activist, who has been actively sharing the call to action on his social media, calling for everyone’s involvement,
Dito Dalí is another of the well-known activists who shared the “general call” poster that speaks of “32 million Angolans on the streets” to “stop the abuses of João Lourenço”.