The Right to Protest

“Without dignity there is no liberty, without justice there is no dignity, and without independence there are no free men.” ~ Patrice Lumumba

The Right to Political Protest – Section 17 of the Bill of Rights protects our right to assemble, demonstrate, picket and present petitions as long as we behave in a peaceful manner.

Political protest can also involve distributing information about the protest. Section 16 of the Bill of Rights, which promises freedom of expression, safeguards this right as long as the information being distributed is not war propaganda and does not incite violence or hatred.

A protest also relies upon individuals’ rights to freedom of association, which is protected by Section 18 of the Bill of Rights. It is for the courts to decide whether or not a particular state action limiting a right or freedom is reasonable and justifiable.

Black First Land First (BLF) Johannesburg Region is disappointed at the unlawful Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) for protecting a xenophobic Herman Mashaba who labelled his fellow black brothers and sisters from across the continent as “criminals and foreigners.”

BLF is not bound by the colonial borders that are meant to divide and rule the Afrikan land. Mashaba is a xenophobic puppet of the Democratic Alliance (DA) white land thieves and we won’t be told by puppets how we must walk on our Afrikan Land.

Borders are useless and continue to promote xenophobia. Borders are creations of Western imperialism and colonialism. The Berlin conference of 1884 divided, colonised and effectively created the borders that the likes of Mashaba worship today. After the conference, Europeans looted our wealthy continent while killing us in the process.

Africa is one and no European puppet can come here in Azania, our forefathers land, and give us rules on how to operate this land.

Mashaba should read up on black history and about how colonialism is the root cause of the ‘problem’ of the borders. He must also read up on how our anti-apartheid fighters were housed and welcomed by other African countries during the struggle for liberation.

We can’t have a black stooge disturb the Afrikan dream of being united as blacks against the oppressive system!

#BLF says Afrika Unite!

09 December 2016

Issued by: Black First Land First – BLF Johannesburg Region

Phila Mogane
BLF Johannesburg Regional Coordinator
Cell: +27 78 760 3114

Brian Tloubatla
BLF Johannesburg Region Media and Communications
Cell: +27 82 216 216 7664
Fax: +27 86 204 0451
Email: [email protected]

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Twitter: @BLFJoburgRegion

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