Wakit Tama says more than 5000 people attended Protest

Photo Credit: Wakit Tama

On July 29, Wakit Tama, a citizen action group in Chad, had their first government-authorized march. Earlier this month, Wakit Tama had planned a different march, but canceled it after the government changed the date and route.

The people were called to come out and march for justice, inclusion, and sincere dialogue.

Many held signs saying “No to the monarchy”; “The people will overcome”; “No to the neo-colonial policy of France”; “No to tribalisim, No to favoritism”

“France, enslaver, get out of Chad,

CMT, go back to the barracks.

Power belongs to the people.”

Wakit Tama

The march was scheduled to start at the “Hamama Circle” and end at the “Palais 15 Janvrier” in N’Djamena, about a 3 km (2 mile) march. During the march, Wakit Tama posted on Facebook, saying:

“500 meters from the point of arrival, there are more than 5000 people on the street.”

Wakit Tama

The people marched along the street, carrying Chadian flags and singing the National Anthem.

There were also marches in other provinces of Chad as well.

“Koumra, Mandoul province: the people braved the rain in order to march for justice.” – Wakit Tama

Wakit Tama also indicates that there will be another march soon:

“The 23 Provinces of Chad, get ready for August 7th.”

Wakit Tama

(See also: Government Authorizes Wakit Tama Protest.)

Related material in French:

Wakit Tama Facebook page

Wakit Tama Facebook page- Protest video


Hope N. Pekin

Editor and investigative journalist working @ Heartbeat Africa News. If you'd like to contact her, send an email to hopenpekin@heartbeatafrica.news

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2 Responses

  1. August 4, 2021

    […] for the protest. Wakit Tama’s last march was on the 29th and the Citizen Action group claims 5 thousand protestors were present. So far we have been unable to contact Wakit Tama about further information but we’ll post an […]

  2. August 8, 2021

    […] over 2000 people were there at the beginning of the march. The march’s route was the same as as the previous one, Hamama circle to Palais 15 Janvrier. As the people marched, they sang the National Anthem and […]

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