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Byron says Bring Back Our Girls

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To the chant of ‘Bring Back Our Girls’, around 60 people gathered at the Peace Pole on Byron Bay’s Main Beach to add their voices to others worldwide pleading for for the return of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from a Nigerian secondary school almost a month ago.

Those gathered spanned the realms of race, colour, creed and gender. Wearing head covers to represent the girls and the colour red, they joined hands to meditate and pray for the safe return of the students from the Government Secondary School in Chibok.

Led by V-Day Byron Bay’s Chrystal Dawn, names of more than 150 of the girls were read out in a show support as messages were tagged onto a large dream catcher.

‘Thank you for having the strength and courage to be here and stand up for what you believe in,’ Chrystal told the crowd.

‘Every act, no matter how small, causes a reaction, has meaning and is important’.

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  1. Yeah, right. Pleading works really well with Islamic terrorists.They’re always ready to listen to reason from infidels. Nice dress ups tho. Totally Byron.

  2. Great photos of oustanding people who are to be commended for showing their support for this particular event….thank you Eve for this update in beautiful Byron

  3. So, the murdered school-boys ain’t worth mentioning? At least the girls are, sort of, alive.

    How very modern.

  4. As much as I support the effort “Bring back our Girls”, there is a twist in the story.
    1] The Obama administration is responsible for a resurgence of Al-Qaeda groups (LIFG, AQIM) in Africa which in turn arm and support Boko Haram
    2] The US State department refuses to place Boko Haram on a terrorist list for 2 years despite pressure
    3} Weapons flowed from Obama supported Libyan rebels to Boko Haram
    4] Obama support for the Algerian junta which controls AQIM has also aided Boko Haram.
    To see Michelle Obama pleading for the girls is a farce, as her husband is following a different policy.
    Also not to mention Nigerias wealth in Oil and Americas hunger for it. A little unrest in the region is serving
    America well. So sorry for those girls however, caught in the middle of a political wrangle over power.

  5. Frank is right. We should hold Barack Obama responsible for the girls’ kidnapping. It’s the only logical thing.

    • Your’e of course right, mate. Let’s keep it spiritual, much more pleasant and heart warming.
      And not go into the why’s and how’s. Much to painful, I agree.


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