Sept. 20 Opposition March is ON: Destination – Sept. 28 Stadium, Scene of 2009 Massacre
On the morning of September 28, 2009, Guinean military, irregular forces, and foreign mercenaries head for the stadium with orders to kill, maim, and rape.
At a press conference held in Conakry yesterday, opposition leaders announced that their march will take place on Thursday, September 20. The march will leave from the roundabout at Matoto and head to the September 28 stadium via the Fidel Castro highway.
This stadium is named for the day, September 28, 1958, when Guinea voted NO in a French referendum, which ultimately led to its political independence on October 2,1958.
Ironically and horribly, this stadium was the scene of the September 28, 2009, state-sponsored massacre where hundreds of opposition supporters were killed and injured and over 100 women were raped. Since then, the Government has not allowed opposition rallies to be held there. For Conde, use of the stadium draws public attention to the 2009 atrocities which his government has never addressed and to two of the primary perpetrators of the massacre who he employs: Lt. Col. Tiegboro Camara, Guinea’s drug enforcement, organized crime and terrorism czar and Lt. Col. Claude Pivi, minister of presidential security.
September 28, 2009, opposition dead lined up for identification. The total number killed is unknown because junta authorities threw many of those murdered into mass graves and some people were simply “disappeared.”
Stay tuned . . .