Sunday, December 10, 2006

International Human Rights Day: Alarms protest over Darfur rapes

Dec 10 2006 PA report (via Guardian) Alarms protest over Darfur rapes:
Hundreds of demonstrators have set off rape alarms outside Downing Street in a protest against sexual violence in Darfur.

About 200 protesters marched from the Sudanese embassy in central London to No 10 before delivering a formal letter to the Government calling for political pressure to stop the crisis.

The event is part of International Human Rights Day, which has this year been adopted by campaigners from around the globe as a day of action to demand peace in Darfur.

Human rights groups around the world are calling for the immediate deployment of an international peacekeeping force with a mandate to protect civilians.

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