Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Occupy Nigeria 28th January @ CCM

A series of events including panel discussion, photography and twitter projections and video screening and presentation of Protest materials and other ephemera.

Venue: CCA,Lagos, 9 McEwen Street, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos


Anonymous,  1:36 pm  

My problem with the occupy and save Nigeria movements is that it is too Lagos and Abuja heavy.

Those of us who live in Lagos and Abuja are removed from the rest of Nigeria, we don't feel their pain.

If this movement cannot speak the language of the South-Easterner fleeing from violence in the North or of Christian communities suffering religious persecution or of innocent young Muslim men being rouded up in Maiduguri, then it will lose traction.

It may win the first set of skirmishes but lose the eventual battle to religious and ethnic fundamentalists that speak the same language as the masses.

Egypt should be a cautionary tale. The Cairo "twitterati" led the charge, but the major beneficiaries were the Islamists.

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