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Jonglei youth warned against another violent protest

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April 20, 14 (BOR) - Officials in South Sudan’s Jonglei state have cautioned youth against organising another violent protest in the capital, Bor, saying the United Nations has "accepted" their demands to have the 5,000 displaced people relocated.

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A group of demonstrators moving towards the Jonglei governors’ office on Thursday 17 April 2014 in Bor (ST)

A petition was Thursday delivered to the world body by about 300 protestors who wanted the displaced people moved out of Jonglei within 72 hours.

The peaceful protest, however, turned violent when armed members of the group broke into the UN compound firing indiscriminately before they were forced back by peacekeepers, the UN has said. More than 50 people were killed in the attack, which has been internationally condemned as constituting a war crime.

“If UN does evacuate the IDPs within 72 hours, we will do another peacefully demonstration."Ayuen Guet, a spokesperson for the demonstrators told Sudan Tribune on Saturday

He said the Thursday demonstration was peaceful, but they were mistaken by UNMISS peacekeepers who shot at them at the east gate of the base. He denied responsibility for the death of the civilians who had been sheltering in the base.

The government’s announcement that the displaced people would be relocated was communicated on Saturday morning using loudspeakers mounted on a vehicle.

The move, state officials said. was intended to prevent any further protests.

Ugandan soldiers (UPDF), who fought alongside the South Sudanese army (SPLA) against rebels who split away from the ruling party and army in December - had to be deployed near the UNMISS compound and at Bor airport after the fighting.

However, no arrests have been made since the clashes took place.

Heavily armed gunmen on Thursday stormed the UN mission compound and opened fire on nearly 5,000 internally displaced persons sheltered at its civilian protection site.

A least 20 civilians were killed and more than 70 others were injured, according to Samantha Power, the United State’s permanent representative to the world body.

More than 53 were believed to have been killed in Bor following the clashes between Bor youth and the UN peacekeepers protecting civilians in the UNMISS base on Thursday.

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A group of demonstrators moving towards the Jonglei governors’ office on Thursday 17 April 2014 in Bor, (ST)

The government says that 53 people died and 41 were injured when Bor youth stormed the UNMISS compound on Thursday. They were angered by reports that the IDPs had celebrated the news that rebels, led by former vice president Riek Machar, had retaken Bentiu, the Unity state capital.

Speaking to Sudan Tribune in Bor late evening, Peter Deng Aguer, the speaker of Jonglei legislative assembly said the attack in Bor surprised the state government.

Speaker Aguer said that "46 people were confirmed dead inside UN compound and 26 wounded. From the youth side, seven were killed and 15 others wounded."

"We sat and condemned it to the strongest term. The assembly also directed the law enforcement sector to investigate the matter an bring the culprits to book", he said.

"Our country is a member of this international community, that is why we condemned the killing as well as the armed confrontation with the UN", added the speaker.

The lawmaker wondered how a peaceful demonstration would later turn violent, but rejected claims that local politicians had somehow instigated the attack.

"We were not aware of it, that is why there was no arrest made at the time [during the attack] because there was no police or any force to arrest them", he stressed.

The world body is yet to officially release a statement on the number of casualties from the attack, which initially started as a peacefully organised demonstration.

(ST)

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  • 21 April 09:09, by Bentiu son

    Bor South Youths should stop such barbaric,cowardice,rude and wanton killings on unarmed Nuer civilians in Bor Town.You cowards run like rats when you see White Army of Nuer youth and feel brave when you see unarmed Nuer civilians.What a cowardice acts? Why are you so desperate and womanizing? Well,We Nuer are coming to you Dinka Bor and your mercenaries UDPF,this time No bird will be left alive.

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    • 21 April 09:18, by Bentiu son

      Bor Gok had been influenced wrongly by Nuer killers Makuei Ngooth,Kuol Mangany and Malaak Ayuel whom hate Nuer to death. Why are you calling for relocation of Jonglei Citizens while you are requesting settlement in Awerial County in Lake State and Magwei County in Eastern Eqautoria State respectively.Is it not your madness,chronic hatred,jealousy and envy against Non Borians.

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  • 21 April 09:10, by Uncle J

    Bor youth are acting like Arabs in Khartoum by giving citizens
    like them 72 hours to leave Bor Town. What if Nuer white army divert war against Bor people instead of government forces where will they go? they always run to Lake state and they don’t get rejected. Such foolishly action they are taking now will happen to them in the near future

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  • 21 April 09:20, by Son of Ngundeng

    Dear All.
    This issue it will turn to Bor people at the nearest future not more than two months coming, we conderm the killing of IDP. This killing some one beind it, like Kuol Manyang and Malek Ayuen, but both of them will pay the price of those people very soon, what I know Bor communities was blind fool by president Kiir, but tomorrow it will turn to be tested bitter than 1991.

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    • 21 April 10:33, by Gatjang

      The sooner the relocate them, the better otherwise they are going to face the terrible demonstaration. Nuer, will never forget this because they started and they will know the end result of it.

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  • 21 April 11:43, by Son of Ngundeng

    The killing of Nuer in UN CAMP some Bor leaders are behind the killing, Kuol Manyang Malek Ayuen,Makuey Lueth, but they will pay the price of those people, i think they forget the 1991 we will clear Jonglei State, for sure we will live as Nuer with some tribes but Dinka in Jonglei State No. The stupid Governor of Jonglei state John Koang was blind fool by Dinka shame on him.

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    • 21 April 13:23, by Wani khooto

      dear son of ngundeng,
      don’t be stupid,u nuer lack what we call political idea,now u talk of all dinka bor as problem and u need to fight them yet not all of them kill idps of nuer.twic and duk bor dinka are not even interesting on gov,ty nor even rebel but just peace.those youth who kill are from gok as report said and the do that due to what white army did during captured of bortown.we need peae

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      • 21 April 13:33, by Wani khooto

        dear all,
        i was in UNISS compound on that day but i fail to understand how did these youth reach IDPS inside the compound yet we have soldiers guiding the compound 2km away everyday and the compound had high fence,we south sudanese need to listen to ourselves as this war is being pushed by unseen person beyond the country.i am staffs but there are many question to be asked not only this incident.

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        • 21 April 13:51, by Wani khooto

          dear all,
          the youth were not mobilized by gov,ty nor community leaders but by UNISS,on the day benitu was captured the IDP celebrated,so the "white" were not happy as these are making noise to their sleep and peace,one of them complain and stated that you will see soon and i will let all of you go back to your war-like villages to die there.the know that iam not nuer nor dinka,so the talk freely

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          • 21 April 14:01, by Wani khooto

            so by that moment he was calling some BOR youths and in the morning he went to town after 1hr the youth came and he was the first to tell UNMISS soldiers to allow them in for negotiation while some had guns.dear sudanese i have really witness a lot with UNmiss on this war,some one need our country to be like Somali i see.i need nuer and dinka over the world to open their eyes wide we are being use

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            • 21 April 15:48, by 4Justice

              Wani Khooto, take good care of yourself, you are working with high level satanists, what you’ve just witnessed is just a fraction of what the Lord has shown me in the spirit.

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              • 23 April 11:36, by Angelo Achuil

                4Justice, I would like to know more on this. Could you explain please. I do know something big than human is the main catalyst in this crisis. Let us know more if willing.

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  • 21 April 15:23, by 4Justice

    This is a supernatural chaos orchestrated by Lucifer through his human agents. The high priests of satan posing as benevolent actors in this carnage are busily invoking malevolent demons on a massive scale. Unseen forces are massively manipulating the two idol worshipping ethnic tribes into gradual annihilation of each other in a Mutually Assured Ethnic Destruction (MAED).

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  • 21 April 16:27, by Kim Deng

    I’m seeing dead people walking inside UNMISS camps especially those in Juba and Ngundeng City (Mading Bor). I wonder why they refused to evacuate that CONCENTRANTION CAMP when Gen. Tiger Gatdet’s warriors were in the town for more than 3 weeks. Their next taget is those officials who appear to be from Nuer tribe including John Kong, Dr. Riek Gai Kok, Dr. Gai Yoh, Lt. Gen Gathoth Mai...list.

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  • 22 April 05:29, by Odingo

    Cowardice Dinka Bor.Very soon you will wish that yo didn,t do such a cowardly stupid act. You know Nuer Warriors Defernse Forces or White Army very well.
    I agreed with Dinka Bhar El Gazal for alway calling Dinka Bor coward women.

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