23 year old Jyoti Singh Pandey died this week from the injuries she sustained when she was raped, beaten, and thrown from a bus in Delhi by 6 men in December.
In honor of her, and in solidarity with the thousands of people in India, people of all ages and genders and from all walks of life who are filling the streets in protest against this injustice and calling for an end to rape culture, we join in silent protest.
In respect of Indian custom, wear something white as a colour for mourning.
Silent protest will go for 30 minutes, after which there will be speakers.
You may bring posters and placards to “speak”, and are invited to say a few words after the speakers.
When: Saturday 12 January 2012, begin gathering in silence at 1pm
Where: Outside the Indian embassy, Molesworth st, Wellington CBD
There will be a placard making session at 128 Abel Smith street on Thursday from 5pm (materials available), please come and make your own.
A similar protest is happening in Auckland:
When: Saturday 12 January 2012, gather from 1pm
Where: Aotea Square