Anti-Slavery March: Hundreds Of Protesters Descended On The Libyan Embassy In London

Hundreds of protesters descended on the Libyan embassy in London demanding more is done to stop the sale of slaves in Africa.

Demonstrators gathered outside the embassy in Knightsbridge at about midday calling for an end to the “crime against humanity”.

Brandishing placards emblazoned with the words “break the chains” and “slavery must go”, they later marched to Parliament Square.

Several big names have thrown their weight behind the cause, including Stormzy, Cara Delevingne, Skepta and Naomi Campbell.

A petition calling on the UK government to put pressure on Libyan leaders to stop the illegal markets and has been signed by more than 260,000 people.

On the event page for today’s march organisers African Lives Matter said the markets “dehumanise all of us because humanity is one”.

They added that the "inhumane" detention centres should be closed and African leaders should step in to “rescue” anyone being held as a slave.

The campaign was launched after disturbing footage emerged appearing to show people being sold in a modern-day slave market in Libya.

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