In pictures: 'Yes for separation' procession
Last Updated on Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:25 Saturday, 10 July 2010 10:49
JUBA (09 Jul) - On Friday, an independent group calling itself 'Southern Sudanese Youth for Separation' organized a series of peaceful demonstrations in main Southern Sudanese towns advocating for separation in the 2011 Referendum on self-determination.
It should be noted that the SPLM has not declared its position with regards to the referendum and does not have any connection with the Southern Sudan Youth for Separation.
Find below images taken during the procession in Juba, South Sudan.
'YES for Separation', the theme of the procession could be seen everywhere from banners,T-shirts and so on...
One religious leader carried the slogan 'Let my people go!', a verse taken from the Bible
A local artist, Gologota Musica sang songs of awareness telling the people that the time has come to decide...
Traditional groups also featured in the procession
Chanting 'Yes for Seperation' and carring the banner above, youth and some prominent community leaders matched through the streets of Juba advocating separation...
The rainy conditions did not deter the people. Those who took part in the demonstration included Comrade Robert Bandi and Comrade Akol Paul, Chairman of the SPLM Youth League
At the gates of the University of Juba, students look on as the Youth matched on...
The procession came to a halt at the South Sudan Legislative Parliament where pro-separation speeches were given by various speakers
The Southern Sudanese Youth for Separation plans to hold similar procession every month.