Saturday, July 14, 2007

Police disperse anti-hunger protesters

The BBC reports that a protest march against hunger and poverty was stopped by the Nigerian police - because city environmental protection officials complained about the litter from discarded polythene bags and about the loud music played by the campaigners.

Despite the country's massive oil wealth, one in three of Nigeria's 140 million people goes to bed hungry, Action Aid says.

"Their hunger is an indictment of those who have more than enough to eat in a country with more than enough resources and potential to banish the hunger it breeds" organisers of the march said.

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