December 12th Movement rally to end sanctions against Zimbabwe Credit: Nayaba Arinde photo

Citing President Biden’s public commitment to address long-existing U.S. policies and structures that promote racism, a coalition of human rights/social justice organizations this week confirmed that a rally demanding the lifting of illegal economic sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at the United Nations.

Attorney and December 12th Movement International Secretariat Roger Wareham said, “The December 12th Movement organization, in collaboration with a network of other anti-racism groups, faith-based leaders and anti-imperialism coalitions, will hold a street rally demanding that President Joseph Biden immediately assert leadership that results in the lifting of the economic sanctions against the nation of Zimbabwe.”

The rally will include activists, Zimbabwean speakers and advocates both celebrating the African nation and demanding an end to the long-standing sanctions.

Wareham said, “We will be there to celebrate Zimbabwe’s current successes in agriculture, health care, infrastructure and economic development while enduring 20 years of sanctions. AND to expose the lies and hypocrisy of the Opposition and its funding source, the United States, a country in the midst of a white supremacist campaign to deny its African American citizens their constitutional right to vote.”

The rally takes place Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, at the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (1st Avenue & 47th Street), in New York City. Call 718-398-1766 for more information.