The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) has done a research on Rastafari Religion and culture advocate the report recommendations done in 2011-2012 by the name of “Challenges faced by Rastafari communities in South Africa”.
On 2nd of March 2016 the RASTAFARI movement through the association of various organisations and collectives marched to Parliament to submit the Memorandum of grievance and CRL Report. This was the first Annual March to put pressure on the Government of the day to Give Justice to our communities.
On the 8th of December 2016 Rastafari United Front marched to South African constitutional court to submit the memorandum of Grievances and CRL report on Challenges Faced by the Rastafari Community in South Africa recommendations implementation.
Ini in light Of the Annual Event: Adwa Victory Day March scheduled for 1st March 2017 in Cape Town City Bowl; Assembly point is Keizergracht Parking lot from which ini will March towards Parliament to hand over Memorandum of Grievances to Government officials.
The 2nd Adwa Day March marks the 121st Anniversary of Ethiopia’s Victory at Battle of Adwa on March 1st, 1896.
InI invite All People to celebrate this Victory and Great Moment in African History: The legacy of Resistance to European Colonialism.
The Purpose of the March is to Put pressure on Government to Recognize RasTafari, to bring about Visibility Of RasTafari Nation and Movement so that our Youths and Elders are no longer undermined in their places of Study(Schools) and Work(Corporate), to bring about the understanding to the Courts and the Enforcers of Law (Police and Prosecutors) that Ini is not easy targets and criminals in our communities.
The issues InI face as a community and as individuals on the streets are too much to mention, InI are too often victims of unnecessary heavy handed police brutality because Police officers are not taught by their Superiors and Government employer to Know RasTafari to Decriminalize Ganja.
InIis also reminding Government of the CRL recommendations.
Also the March is to Promote and preserve ini Ancient Ethiopian History and to inspire ini Youth to appreciLove their Gloriful Roots and Culture as RasTafari people.
Ini give thanks for all the support and Unity from various Artists, Organisations, Collectives, Individuals, Associations and Rebel Activists for working to make this Great Day Manifest.
All arrangements with City and Parliament has been made.
Will write a full report after the March which will be circulated amongs the Ini.
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