After more than 43 years, African Liberation Day was reactivated in Georgetown, Guyana, by the Revolutionary Committees Movement constituted in the Organization for the Victory of the People in collaboration with the All African People’s Revolutionary Party.
The event drew more than 155 persons who paid tribute to great African freedom fighters such as Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Toure, Marcus Garvey, and our beloved Brother-Leader, Muammar Qaddafi.
One minute of silence was observed for all those who died resisting colonialism, imperialism, Zionism and US-NATO aggression against the Libyan Jamahiriya. Special mention was made of the Battle of Sirte where a great Pan-African army led by the Brother-Leader, fought to the end, giving their lives for freedom, human dignity and the total liberation of the African continent. A decision was taken to insert the Battle of Sirte on the Pan-African calendar of events to be commemorated every year.
Pictures of great African leaders, including Muammar Qaddafi adorned the halls of the building.
Speeches were delivered by the General Secretary of the Guyana Trade Unions Council, a representative of the Pan-African Movement – Guyana Branch, the Cuban ambassador to Guyana, and the keynote address by Dr. Gerald Perreira, long -time revolutionary committee activist, writer, educator, and Chairman of the Organization for the Victory of the People – an organization guided by the Third Universal Theory.
After the event, pictures, books – included reprints of the GREEN BOOK were on sale, and 15 persons, including 7 students enrolled as members of the OVP. GOD willing, next year’s ALD will be much bigger.