South Sudan’s Youth League concludes its worldwide “red-card rally”

Cairo/Washington, DC, July 15, 2015 (SSNA) — A chapter of Youth League of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in Opposition based in Egypt on Tuesday said in a statement that it has concluded its world-wide “RED-CARD RALLY,” adding that the demonstration was peaceful.

On the 8th of July, the SPLM-IO Youth League in Egypt issued a statement saying it will conduct a world-wide “red-card rally” on the 9th of July — the fourth independence anniversary of south Sudan.

The group told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that the march was jointly planned by South Sudanese in Egypt, the United States, Uganda, Australia, and other nations around the world and that the rally was a way to show to the people of South Sudan and the international community that Salva kiir is no longer a legitimate president of the violence-wracked nation after the 4th independence anniversary celebration.

Under Kiir, the group argues, South Sudan could become a nation of tribalism, injustice, foreign invasion, among others.

“…the objective of the rally is to tell the world that South Sudan is still experiencing injustice, nepotism, tribalism, discrimination, and foreign invasion. We came together to tell the world that WE’RE INDEPENDENCE BUT YET TO BE FREE,” the group said.

At the rally, the youth wing of the SPLM/A-IO shouted “Down, Down, Salva Kiir” and called for the establishment of a federal system of governance. The group strongly condemned the United Nations (UN) for what it described as a “failure of the community of nations to save the young country” from kiir.

Among the Youth leaders who were present at the rally included Sirir Gabriel Yiei Rut – SPLM-IO YL chapter in Egypt chairman, Lino Simon Ngor-Secretary of training and research of the National office of youth in Pagak, Lam John Nei-Nuer Students Association chairman, Gatkuoth Kim Both-the Chairman of Nuer Community,  Elizabeth Nyakong Simon-Nuer women chairperson, Riak Gieng Kong-the chairman of Bentiu Community, Daniel Keck Makuach-the chairman of Cie-lang, and Tet Rang Teny-Gatjaak Community Chairman.

At least 250 people attended the rally in Cairo, according the official document obtained by the SSNA.

The SSNA has also learned that thousands of South Sudanese led by community and religious leaders travelled from all over the United Stated to conduct the same demonstration in Washington, DC.

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