Protesters descended on the Libyan embassy in London yesterday to demand more is done to stop the sale of slaves in Africa. Disturbing footage showing people being sold in a modern-day slave market in Libya sparked outrage earlier this month.
The organisers said: ‘This is about humanity, human rights , human dignity therefore we invite everyone who feels this is wrong and must be stopped to join us.
260,000 people signed a petition calling on the UK government to put pressure on Libyan leaders. Protesters described the slave markets as a ‘crime against African humanity that dehumanizes all of us because humanity is one
Protester Anika Wilson said: ‘Our voices have to be heard, the slavery in Libya has to end now. My heart cries out for the people in slavery in Libya.