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Thursday, March 10, 2011
ICC Deferral...The People Get A Voice
The best thing this world provides us with is the different platforms we can use to voice our opinions and take action on things we feel matter most to us. After the last post put up on Kenya's deferral from the ICC, I was more than elated to learn that there were people out there doing what they could with the platforms available to them to speak up as Kenya's citizens as well! On Tuesday, March 8th 2011, huge strides were taken by the people for the people to make it known that we are ready to step up and give a voice to the voiceless! A peaceful protest was organized outside the UN Headquarters in NY and the message was simple: "to let the UN Secretary General know that following the VP Kalonzo's plea to defer Kenya from the ICC, we the people agree that the Hague is the best option for us right now and that deferment from the ICC was not an option we are in support of. Dj Xpect Peter amongst others organized the protest and the turn out was exceptional considering the biting cold! The protests went seamlessly and below is video footage of the protest as well as some pictures that represent determination and zeal to stand up for what we believe in! As reported by the Standard newspaper on the same day, (March 8th), our efforts have not been in vain! The ICC has issued summons to the Ocampo 6 to appear in person before the ICC pre-trial chamber judges on April 7th, 2011, failure to which the court will issue international warrants for their arrest to secure their co-operation!
Video Footage retrieved from Nation TV