Rajni Lallah, in one of six simultaneous mini-meetings addressed by 6 LALIT members, as the peaceful march against asbestos housing prepares to set off from the Social Centre, explains the common understanding reached on demands to the Prime Minister, on the demonstration itself and on the struggle as it continues. Also See News, Videos, and Documents sections of our website for more on the demonstration.
The dozens of Joint Committees (of LALIT Regionals and EDC local Housing Estates dwellers) gathered their members for the first time in a single place, to protest in a march in Port Louis against the failure of Government to address the problem of asbestos housing while it uses using public funds for sugar estate bosses to build and sell off villas for the rich. People from 46 different estates were present and determined. Also See News, Videos, and Documents sections of our website for more on the demonstration.
Big street demonstration in Port Louis organized by LALIT joint Committees with neighbourhood housing estate dwellers against Government not going ahead with demolition of asbestos housing and replacement with concrete houses, as promised several times. (See News article and videos and Documents Section).
Gathering in Company Gardens after peaceful march against asbestos housing on Friday 6 July 2018. Representatives of some 45 of the 59 housing estates concerned were present with banners. (See News article and videos and Documents Section).
Alain Ah-Vee, a LALIT leader, speaking to journalists in front of the 11 person demonstration before June 2018 budget. LALIT members not in the eleven holding the banner, were distributing leaflets (see Documents Section). The repressive law, the Public Gathering Act, allows demonstrations of less than 12 people. So, in a way, this was an action against the law, too.
LALIT demonstration in front of the anachronistic Queen Victoria statue at Government House opposite Place d Armes, the busiest intersection in Port Louis. Calling for the June 2018 budget to force bosses to invest in jobs in production and for Government to build housing for all -- as opposed to subsidizing cane and sugar as well as real estate scams.
Labour Day in 2018 was the 80th anniversary of the celebration in Mauritius. A photograph showing the first celebration.
LPT Building at Royal Rd GRNW, Port Louis, where LALIT has its headquarters.