Former Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs and the presidential advisor to President Kiir, Kuol Manyang Juuk, has warned against the planned demonstration by the People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA) scheduled for 30th August, claiming that the protest is not wise.
“I think it not wise, and I am calling on our population not to heed the appeal of this coalition,” Kuol Advises.
Kuol also confirmed a statement made years back by Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth when he warned citizens who plan to demonstrate. Makuei said that any demonstrator in South Sudan should know that the government have no teargas or rubber bullets to disperse a crowd.
“It’s a warning to the demonstrator that the government has no rubber bullets, and that is a reality. They don’t have it. The government will not stand with hands folded, and things are going wrong,” Kuol said.
The police have already called the planned demonstration illegal and warned citizens against protesting.
Earlier this month, a coalition of civil society organizations released a public awareness campaign advocating for regime change protests. Today, the police have issued a press statement saying no protest has been approved, calling the PCCA an illegal group.