British Labour Party MP Angela Rayner, representing Ashton-under-Lyne, joined pro-Biafran protesters this morning in a demonstration outside the UK parliament.
In December last year Rayner asked a question about Biafra during a debate in the House of Commons on International Human Rights Day: “On this international human rights day, does the hon. Gentleman agree that the issue of violation of the Igbo tribe’s human rights needs to be resolved, and that the Biafran leader should be released, as has been suggested in representations by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman)?”
Today the 35 year old tweeted: “I will be supporting the peaceful protest today for the people of Biafra outside UK Parliament @BlessedBiafrans @mefonna”
And she kept her word, joining the protest that, despite the rain, lasted from 10am to 5pm. She also addressed the demonstrators, who are asking for the self-proclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to be released and “self determination” of the Biafran people.