Alert! Marches against the Protection of Information (“Secrecy”) Bill were held in Cape Town and Durban yesterday, organised by the Right2Know Campaign – and BOOK SA’s intrepid correspondent Liesl Jobson was on the job.
She came back with some terrific snaps from the Cape Town march, which was attended by thousands, and which we are proud to present here.
BOOK SA member André Brink spoke alongside the likes of political cartoonist Zapiro, Mail & Guardian editor Nic Dawes, poet and activist James Matthews, Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba and members of the Treatment Action Campaign, before the march’s leaders handed over a petition condemning the bill to a representative of parliament. Brink had what was surely the quote of the hour when, riffing on a sign held up by an activist in the crowd, he said, ” “Even if the emperor is wearing condoms, he must not fuck with writers.”
Main gallery of photos
There are plenty more snaps on BOOK SA’s Facebook page: