Hundreds gathered near Lancaster House on Tuesday to protest the second British conference held by David Cameron on Somalia.
Hands off Somalia, Fight Racism Fight Imperialism and a wide range of Somali groups based in Britain attended to make their voices heard about the pillaging of Somalia through proxy wars and exacerbation of tribal differences, the criminalisation of Somalis in Britain and the ever-growing hiest to snatch natural resources from across the region.
Hands off Somalia banner alongside other protesting groups: NO TO BRITISH INTERVENTION IN AFRICA
Chants, music, dancing and contributions from protesters on Hands off Somalia’s open-mic made the protest lively and colourful.
People spoke about disgusting UKBA, the plight of Mahdi Hashi, the true agenda behind ‘aid’, the theft of Somalia’s resources by outside forces, and the need for self-determination without interference.
The message was clear- that imperialist hands should be kept off Somalia!
Other groups and speakers used the Hands off Somalia sound system
Hands off Somalia speakers
Hands off Somalia displayed Mahdi Hashi posters and told people about his struggle – I AM MAHDI HASHI!
The protest had 2 sides but they were supportive of each other and called for unity between all Somali people
Loud music and dancing in the streets – always a good thing!
More dancing and songs from a group attending the protest
Supporter makes very good points that Britain is part of the robbery of Somalia’s resources