Wednesday, 19 June 2013
VIDEO: Landless Gbagyis Demand Justice For Theft of Farms, Now Home to Deluxe Hilton Hotel-Al Jazeera
Thirtysix years after the military government evicted them from their farms for the construction of the most expensive Hilton Hotel in all of Africa, the stranded Gbagyi people are marching in the streets in Abuja, demonstrating their anger and frustration. They have neither received promised compensation of $36,000 (US) or decent housing.
In the video, Yvonne Ndege of Al Jazeera interviews some of the protestors.