Locals protest Nato bombing of Libya

2011-07-06 12:52

More than 1 000 South Africans have rallied at the US Embassy to call for an end to Nato strikes on Libya.

Today’s union-organized rally ended with the handing over of a memorandum to US officials saying bombings are undermining African efforts to negotiate a solution.

President Jacob Zuma is leading stalled African Union mediation efforts.

He has faced criticism at home for supporting a UN resolution calling for protecting civilians in Libya.

Zuma blames Nato for overstepping the resolution.

The fiery leader of the governing African National Congress Youth League, Julius Malema, said at the rally that South Africa should have foreseen how the resolution would be used, and should not have voted for it. 

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