NGOs stage protest at Durban

Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of people marched through the streets of Durban Friday at the start of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to protest against a number of issues, including Zionism, landlessness in South Africa and India's caste system.
The protest, organised by the South African National NGO Coalition, followed an NGO Forum, characterised by and intense debate on the Palestine question, slavery and reparations and the caste system in India.
Police and other security personnel maintained a tight cordon around the Durban International Convention Centre, venue of the World Conference Against Racism, to prevent violence.
Organisations that took part in the march included the Durban Social Forum, the Treatment Action Campaign, Jubilee 2000 South Africa, the Palestinian Caucus, the Landless People's Movement, the Anti-Privatisation Forum and the South African Council of Churches.

31 august 2001 15:06:00




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