By: Samuel Harding
In a last ditch effort to stifle the voices of Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora and USA in particular, some top members of the ruling All People’s Congress party(APC) have announced an illegal protest slated for Saturday, April 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
This desperate move by President Koroma’s propaganda machine within the APC is intended to disrupt a mass protest planned for the same day by Concerned Sierra Leoneans USA to denounce President Koroma’s breach of the Sierra Leone constitution and his administration’s embezzlement of critical Ebola funds. The demonstration by Concerned Sierra Leoneans USA will be held at Lafayette Square adjacent to the White House beginning 10am sharp on April 11, 2015.
Concerned Sierra Leoneans USA has brought together individuals from all major political groups in the Sierra Leone Diaspora including APC, SLPP, PMDC, and independents to stress to the US Government and multilateral agencies the need to pressure President Koroma to adhere to the rule of law and put an end to misappropriation of donor funds.
Meanwhile, White House records indicate that the only group with a permit to hold a rally at the White House on Saturday, April 11th 2015 is “Concerned Sierra Leoneans”. It could be recalled that similar protests were held in the United Kingdom by Concerned Sierra Leoneans to demand that President Koroma reverse his blatant violation of the Sierra Leone constitution.
Concerned Sierra Leoneans worldwide have vowed to continue protesting until the Koroma administration yields