Terence Bunch

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A high ranking official from within the High Commission attempts to give answers to the assembled crowd and has to be protected as he does so. London. 15th January 2010. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Save Nigeria from US Proscription and Failed Status. London. 15th January 2010.

By Published Last Edited 2010-01-15 00:00:00

Campaigners gather in London to protest the proscription of Nigeria as a terrorist state by the US Government after a security incident takes place during the holiday season on Christmas Day within the US when a Nigerian man by the name of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab makes an attempt on a passenger airliner inbound to Detroit, US.

The act of proscription has caused severe problems in the country and provides further evidence that the United States is now actively engaged in utilising fundamentalists worldwide to provide an environment to further its tactical and strategic reach globally.

Despite Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab being known to so-called US intelligence services, and despite his family alerting US authorities to the danger, he is allowed to board a flight to Detroit in the United States and continues until the point he attempts to ignite an explosive device onboard.

As a result, the US moves to proscribe Nigeria as a terrorist state placing severe burdens on the Nigerian people, already suffering chronic hardship through nepotism and corruption throughout its political system. The campaigners march from Parliament Square, along Whitehall and on towards the Nigerian High Commission a short distance away.

There, they force a high ranking official to appear from inside the High Commission to attempt to calm them. He largely fails and has to be protected from the assembled crowd.

London. 15th January 2010.

The Nigerian campaigners gather near Parliament to begin their protest.

The Nigerian campaigners gather near Parliament to begin their protest.

A Nigerian woman waits with others to bring attention to the disgust many constitutional Nigerians feel toward the United States and the departure of their President, Musa Yar Adua, to Saudi Arabia leaving a vacuum in the Nigerian constitution. In recent days, the BBC Hausa (British Broadcasting Corporation) interview the President claiming he has departed to Saudi Arabia to seek medical attention and treatment.

A Nigerian woman waits with others to bring attention to the disgust many constitutional Nigerians feel toward the United States and the departure of their President, Musa Yar Adua, to Saudi Arabia leaving a vacuum in the Nigerian constitution. In recent days, the BBC Hausa (British Broadcasting Corporation) interview the President claiming he has departed to Saudi Arabia to seek medical attention and treatment.

A Nigerian woman holds a placard voicing concern that the BBC interview is unconvincing. In recent years, from the Israel assault on Gaza to the murderous operation to defeat the Tamils in Northern Sri Lanka, the BBC is perpetually accused of the dissemination of propaganda by all those involved and close to the matter at hand.

A Nigerian woman holds a placard voicing concern that the BBC interview is unconvincing. In recent years, from the Israel assault on Gaza to the murderous operation to defeat the Tamils in Northern Sri Lanka, the BBC is perpetually accused of the dissemination of propaganda by all those involved and close to the matter at hand.

As the campaigners leave Parliament Square on their way to the Nigerian High Commission a short distance away, a man holds up a placard refusing to accept that ordinary Nigerians are terrorists.

As the campaigners leave Parliament Square on their way to the Nigerian High Commission a short distance away, a man holds up a placard refusing to accept that ordinary Nigerians are terrorists.

They pass Downing street a short time later.

They pass Downing street a short time later.

The campaigners gather outside the Nigerian High Commission to voice concern over the actions of the US Government and to demand answers from Commission staff inside about the Presidents absense from Nigeria as Nigeria itself begins the slide into failed State status.

The campaigners gather outside the Nigerian High Commission to voice concern over the actions of the US Government and to demand answers from Commission staff inside about the Presidents absense from Nigeria as Nigeria itself begins the slide into failed State status.

A man holds up a placard demanding that the President of Nigeria, Musa Yar Adua, return to Nigeria at once or delegate responsibility to a suitable office.

A man holds up a placard demanding that the President of Nigeria, Musa Yar Adua, return to Nigeria at once or delegate responsibility to a suitable office.

A leaflet is held up alerting other Nigerians to the fact the President is missing.

A leaflet is held up alerting other Nigerians to the fact the President is missing.