- The EFF has called on South Africans to join Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the country
- The protests, in response to the uproar over George Floyd's death, will be taking place in Pretoria, Sandton and Cape Town
- The party is calling for structural change of the US's 'racist law enforcement agencies'
The Economic Freedom Fighters have called for a national day of action in solidarity with African Americans.
This comes in protest against the violent deaths of black citizens in the United States. Issuing a statement on Friday, the EFF commented that:
“Since the brutal murder of George Floyd by police the world over has gone on to have mass protests to call for the end of the despicable and white supremacist agenda to criminalise and end the lives of black people."
The public was urged to join peaceful demonstrations at 9 am on Monday in Pretoria, Sandton and Cape Town:
“On our own shores, Collins Khosa was murdered by thugs who belong to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). This is in a country where no justice has been served for the slain workers of Marikana who were massacred in defence of the profits of white monopoly capital. This reveals a consistent anti-black attitude across the very fabric of law enforcement across the world."
With Covid-19 still posing a risk, the party urged that safety was considered during the protest:
“Accordingly, the protests must be in accordance with Level 3 regulations that allow jogging in a proper social distancing form. We call on all South Africans to take to main roads and police stations across the country and take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which is the amount of time the racist murderer Derek Chauvin placed his knee firmly on the throat of George Floyd leading to his death."
Briefly.co.za reported that the ANC would be launching its Black Friday campaign at 7 pm, taking a stand against racism and police brutality overseas and on SA soil.
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