March at UN for Malawi
> Hey all,
> I'm forwarding this letter from Jason Price, RPCV
> Malawi. Come join in if you can.
> INIVITATION TO 11/22 MARCH FOR MALAWI IN NYC
> I would like to invite you to march to protest
> Malawian President's Bakili Muluzi's bid to rewrite
> the Malawian constitution and serve a third term as
> president of Malawi. Protesters will march to the UN
> headquarters in New York City on November 22, 2002.
> The event has been organized by a number of Malawian
> expatriates currently living in the United States
> are appalled by the corruption of the Muluzi
> administration and its residual affects on the
> nation's population, namely starvation.
> Recently President Muluzi has re-introduced a
> to rewrite the Malawian constitution in order to
> for another presidential term. He has imprisoned
> political opponents (one a dear friend to some of us
> -Danga Mughogho) and introduced legislation limiting
> freedom of speech.
> Such are the motives for this march which will begin
> at 10 am at 600 East 3rd St in NYC (the Malawian
> Mission to the UN) and proceed to the UN
> Ms. Selina Mkandawire, the event's organizer, - a
> nurse from NJ whose husband is in an opposition MP -
> is very much hoping to "see lots of bodies." So
> do your best to attend or encourage friends in the
> area to make an appearance.
> Feel free to contact me with any questions.
> Regards, Jason.
> from Selina Mkandawire:
> "On 11/8/02 I went to see the police at Number 17
> Pricing at about 4:00 pm. We are cleared for the
> March on 11/22/02 startting at 10:00 am at 600 E 3rd
> avenue whre the mission to the Unetd Nations is. We
> will set up the posters and rally the best we could
> be. At 12 noon we will read the Protest letter to
> (accidently deleted the rest of the
> sentence out)
> to the UN wher we will rally again. Tools: we
> use the loud speaker to make enough good very loud
> noise, such that all people will cleary hear our
> plight. (I just have to book the park in front of
> UN). We will have police escort in all these
> activities. At 2:30 pm we will close in prayer for
> our country at hte UN park.. Then we may all eat
> together at one of the resonable restaurants near
> UN. I understand some Indian restaurant will be
> choice mainly for reasonable prices. Or we may
> to go our ways. What can I say, it is a free
> So the protest is on big time. Every Malawian that
> remembers the horrar of Dictatorship, and for all
> people that died for the cause, let us respect them
> comming out to Protest Third Term, or whatever he
> call it, we are sure, we do not want DICTATORSHIP
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