civil disobedience • 02.17.09
“The struggle continues. It should go until the end,” said Andry Rajoelina, Antananarivo’s former mayor embroiled in a power struggle with President Marc Ravalomanana.
AFP is reporting this sit-in. The crowds dispersed peacefully.
Afropop reported about similar incidents back in 2002. Check out the language used during that crisis:
The OAU, the United Nations, the United States and former colonial power France have all condemned as unconstitutional the February 22 proclamation by opposition leader and Antananarivo mayor Marc Ravalomanana that he is president. OAU and UN mediators briefly visited early in the two-month-old deadlock but have stayed away for weeks, amid criticism from some residents that the international community has shown a lack of commitment to helping solve the crisis.
Makes you think, doesn’t it?