Who organizes the March?
The first three marches were organized in Italy and started upon the initiative of Società Libera, a cultural study center not affiliated to any party whose purpose is the promotion of indivual liberties. This year the 10th International March shall take place in Paris and Rome it is organized in collaboration with many communities, among the many: Vietnamese, Uyghur, Burmese, Cabinda, Tibetan, Iranian, Chinese Democratic Party, Lao, etc.
What kind of march is it?
It is a SILENT march, in the same style of the pacific marches of Ghandi, non-violent and participative. The people marching want to be WITNESSES of the current situation of human rights, in order to raise the awareness in public opinion on the themes of human rights and individual liberties that, in todays global society, seem to have been marginalized to a second place behind mere economic and commercial needs.
How long does it last?
2 – 3 hours
Will the March take place if it rains?
In which city does the March take place?
Paris and Rome
What are the routes?
- ROME – from Piazza Mazzini to Castel Sant’Angelo
- PARIS – from Statue de la Liberté Pont de Grenelle to Esplanade du Trocadéro
What do I need to do in order to participate?
If you actively want to participate to the March you just need to show up at the departure point of the above mentioned routes. As previously said it is a silent march, in order to think about the current situation of individual liberties and human rights in the world. The March, therefore, also has a meditative purpose and aims at being a moment of reflection and aggregation.
Can I carry with me a symbol/flag of a specific community that I want to represent?
Yes. Everybody is allowed to carry a symbol of any community that for different reasons (oppression by authoritarian regimes in their country, violation of human rights) is oppressed or sees denied its own freedom of expression.