Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 7, 2012, 7:53 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
With the IMF and the Nigerian administration forcing more cuts on the people, especially an 8 billion dollars cut on fuel subsidies causing an inflation in the nigerian cost of life, occupations and protests across the country grew. They were met with heavy handed police repression last week, with three dead across the country.
The Nigerian Labor Congress, Africa's largest union, with 4 million members, is now calling for a general strike of all its affiliate unions in support of the country's also striking oil workers, starting on January 9th.
In solidarity with Occupy Nigeria, EIE and other Nigerian movements, the occupy movement in the US is calling for local protests.
OccupyDC will hold a solidarity rally monday at 11 am, starting at McPherson square.
Details coming soon for other solidarity actions.