Wakit Tama says more than 5000 people attended Protest
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.
Wakit Tama also indicates that there will be another march soon:
(See also: Government Authorizes Wakit Tama Protest.)
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