Malaysian Rally ‘Bersih New York 4.0 Saturday August 29, 2015

An invitation for the Sisters and Mission Partners in Malaysia asked for representation at a rally to be held in New York this Saturday from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. in the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at 47th Street and 2nd Avenue.  This rally was to call attention to the lack of democratic governance in Malaysia.  Some of the banners outline very succinctly the asks of the rally.  As I made my way there I met ‘yellow t-shirted’ young people ready to help and give directions.  The weather in New York was perfect for the rally.  A good spirit prevailed as some groups signed banners, others chanted, others were photographed with their signs.  Many young people were present and some children too!  We walked from 47th Street to 43rd Street along First Avenue opposite the United Nations.  Only the UN Flag was flying.  The call for true democracy was clear.  The backdrop was a verse from Isaiah  written in stone “the nations shall learn war no more…”

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