Cross laid out with rocks / the walking procession singing "we shall overcome"
The procession arrives at graveyard / MS of various people (men, women and children, young and old) part of the procession / VS of procession as it marches
peacefully from back and from past tombstones /
All people involved assemble in a large circle singing, chanting and praying /
CU of May Commemoration Sign / MS of man giving speech, leading into national anthem / group singing national anthem / man introduces parliament members
Acting speaker of parliament speech about the importance of remembering / man reading a Muslim prayer "We ask for forgiveness"/ PAN to May 8 Commemoration
banner / group singing "Jesus you are my spirit
Minister giving sermon, leading into a prayer
Man giving an emotional speech / woman playing tribute to people giving their lives / speaker calling various people to make their voices heard.
Footage from the May 8th National Commemoration in 2001. On May 8, 2000, members of the RUF shot peaceful protesters in front of Foday Sankoh's home, killing at least twenty; the
protesters were demonstrating against the RUF's violation's of the Lome Peace Accord.
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armed conflict and persecution
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economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--celebrations
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--gravesites
armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding
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