South Sudan

Mass Demo In Melbourne As S.Sudanese Demand Hilde’s Exit


pill sans-serif; background-color: #f5f8fa;”>The Melbournians gathered at the Federation Square of tadalafil sans-serif; background-color: white;”>Melbourne, the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia, to express their displeasure with UNMISS head, Hilde Johnson.

The demonstration is in connection with a recent incident in which SPLA captured UN trucks carrying weapons which were reportedly intended for the rebels in Bentiu, the capital of Unity States.

UNMISS denied the allegations and insisted that then weapons were meant for a Ghanaian contingent in Bentiu and not the rebels.

The said weapons including; Rocket Propel Grenade (RPF) launchers, AK24, Gim files, Anti Riot guns, Binoculars [Ances-6 Trilium night bino], radio systems, Bayonets’ Anti-Personal Landlines among others.

In January this year, hundreds of youth took to the streets of Juba to protest the presence of the UNMISS head and UN representative in the country, Hilde Johnson.

The protesters claimed that the UNMISS was running out of order accusing the country representative of being biased and rallying behind the rebel forces.

Among the accusations were; harbouring rebel forces, aiding them by offering them vehicles for their movements and plotting to overthrow the government of President Salva Kiir.

Only at the start of March this same year, SPLM Youth Wing and other pro-government groups took to the streets of the capital Juba again protesting against UNMISS interference in the South Sudan conflict.

On top of accusing UNMISS of supporting Dr Riek Machar’s rebels with medicine, information and other supplies including vehicles, UN trucks were intercepted at Rumbek in Lakes States carrying weapons which were deemed “too dangerous” for a peacekeeping force.

UNMISS still insists its neutral and cannot take sides in the South Sudan war.


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