London anti-Swaziland dictatorship protest tomorrow


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Against at least one of the dictators invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in England, there will be a protest.

From Action for Southern Africa:

Protest: Democracy and Rights for Swaziland

Saturday, 30th April 6.30pm

Four Seasons Hotel, Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7DR
Nearest tube: Hyde Park Corner
Map

Organised by the Swaziland Vigil

Africa’s only absolute monarch King Mswati III of Swaziland is in London for the Royal Wedding. Whilst almost two thirds of Swazis live in absolute poverty, denied their rights, King Mswati and his entourage will be celebrating, at undoubtedly great cost with the Swazi people paying in one of London’s most exclusive hotels. Please if you can join the vigil on Saturday evening. If you can spare 30 minutes or an hour please come along. Whether you can attend or not do spread the word, get others to come. Let’s ensure the King and his guests get the message. Democracy and rights for Swaziland NOW!

ACTSA and the Swaziland Vigil held a protest on 26 April outside the Dorchester Hotel, London to object to King Mswati’s invitation to the Royal Wedding. You can see photos from the event here.

Democracy and rights in Swaziland

The people of Swaziland suffer from extreme poverty (almost two thirds of the population live on less than $1.25 a day) and more than 1 in 4 Swazis are living with HIV and AIDS. Swaziland is Africa’s only autocratic absolute monarchy. Political parties are banned, political and civic activists are imprisoned, and the judiciary, media and other authoritative bodies are controlled by the monarchy.

You can find out more about the situation in Swaziland in ACTSA’s briefing paper, which examines the country’s history, political situation, human and labour rights and HIV and AIDS crisis.

Pressure To ‘Disinvite’ Swazi King to Royal Wedding: here. See also here.

King Mswati gorges in hotel where rooms are up to £8750 a night: here.

Amnesty slams Swaziland PM over torture: here.

Britain’s penny-pinching royals were exposed today for allowing cleaners in the opulent surroundings of Buckingham Palace to be paid a mere £6.45 – more than a pound less than the London living wage: here.

Concerns over pre-wedding squat raids: here.

Royal wedding fans had better speak up: 92 percent of voters are saying “no” or “hell no” to live coverage tomorrow: here.

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