Saturday, 29 May 2010

Free Steven and Tiwonge Protest

Speakers

On a wet Saturday afternoon outside the Malawi High Commission in Hampstead, north London, about 250 people gathered in support of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, a Malawian couple sentenced to 14 years for being in love.

The chants included: '2 4 6 8 spread the love not the have. 3 5 7 9 they should not be doing time.' 'True love is not a crime, why should they be doing time?' and "we are standing in the rain cause homophobia is a pain."

As we got home we learned that they had been pardoned by the Malawian president. Not that there should be anything to pardon.

More pictures are available on my flickr account here. Several of these pictures were used in this youtube video

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