On 15 August 87 anti-privatisation activists from the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee in Johannesburg, are to got to court, accused of public violence, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and malicious damage to property. They were arrested after a demonstration against electricity cut-offs in the city.
The trial is an attack on one of the most important and strong campaigns to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa. The SECC have called for an international day of action against the trial.
Thursday 15 August 4.30pm onwards, South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London.