PROTESTERS will gather outside the South African embassy on Thursday next week in solidarity with 87 anti-privatisation activists from the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee. The 87, including renowned militant Trevor Ngwane, will be hauled before a court in Johannesburg on that day.
They are accused of public violence, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and malicious damage to property after a demonstration outside the mayor's house in protest at electricity cut-offs in the city. The protest in London, called by Globalise Resistance and backed by War on Want, is part of an international day of action.
Protest, Thursday 15 August, 4.30pm (until at least 6pm), South Africa House, Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross or Leicester Square tube).