Social media has been blowing up since CNN’s exclusive piece on the slave trade auctions in Libya came out.
We’re having a difficult time wrapping our heads around the despicable fact that human beings are being bartered like cattle in this 21st century, and what’s worse is the Libyan authorities say they couldn’t act because they’d only heard rumours and had no evidence. Unbelievable that it took CNN for the Libyan authority to get evidence of atrocities taking place within its borders.
Twitter is taking this hard:
— Mel 🌸 (@Jerminah_Belle) November 29, 2017
Why is the world not in uproar!?! SLAVERY is happening in Libya, RIGHT NOW. In 2017!! My heart is breaking – no race is superior to another. I beg you to spread the word and help these people. We must stop this! pic.twitter.com/yuwT4GpaT0
— Amy Jackson (@iamAmyJackson) November 29, 2017
In the 21st Century, a human being selling another human being? WTF!!!Then the government says its not been aware? Is this the price of post-Gadaffi liberation? Libya opens investigation into slave auctions following CNN report @CNNAfrica https://t.co/RjaBFCDbj9
— Job Isaac Murithi (@JobIsaacMurithi) November 19, 2017
Why Are African Leaders So Quiet About The Ongoing Slave Trade In Libya..?? 😢😢😢
— African Black Child (@Pkalitha) November 29, 2017
The current slave auctions of Africans in Libya are not only gross and scandalous abuses of human rights, but are also mockeries of the alleged solidarity of African nations grouped in the African Union (AU), of which Libya is a member.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) November 28, 2017
History lessons taught us about the slave trade, well it’s not history. Black migrants are being auctioned off & sold right now in Libya, this must receive more attention & foreign governments have to step up & act to stop slavery. https://t.co/90WLiacpmN
— Simar (@sahluwal) November 29, 2017
These are people's sons, brothers, fathers, and uncles who are being sold and there is no world outrage. Just because you don't see it or just because it isn't happening to you doesn't mean it is not happening at all. RT, lets raise awareness until someone helps them out. #Libya pic.twitter.com/7msIlVLT1v
— Zamore (@JustZamore) November 29, 2017
Libyans are Africans and they can't even accommodate Africans.
Libyans are Muslims and can't even accommodate Muslims.
Africa is Africa's greatest problem, not the Europeans.
This slave auctions of Africans in Libya is a "crime against humanity"
STOP SLAVE TRADE IN LIBYA!!! pic.twitter.com/Y81U8Y3Hvp
— Elvis Tunde ⚓ (@Tunnyking) November 29, 2017
Maybe every country should go rescue their citizens from Libya. Then the UN can wipe Libya off the map. Bomb Libya so bad that if there are survivors….they should assemble them and re-bomb them!😒🚶🏽
— Ferdinand (@Burmese_Tyga) November 29, 2017
If Gaddafi wasn't eliminated… None of this slavery situations going on in Libya would be happening right now.
But let white man tell you he was terrible & needed to go.
— The Templar Renaissance man (@LOSGIDDY) November 29, 2017
“Black Africans are being sold in open-air slave markets in Libya, and it’s Hillary Clinton’s fault.” https://t.co/Gux6joDR0d
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) November 28, 2017
Libya is breaking my heart. What's the way forward? Like what needs to happen for the world to act? And what would that action even be?
— K10 (@officiallyk10) November 29, 2017
It took 6 years for Britain's facilitation of terrorism in Libya to be mentioned in the mainstream media, 6 years for the slave trade established by the British & French war on Libya to result in outrage & 2 years before it was mooted the Brits & US engineered a famine in Yemen.
— Crimes of Britain (@crimesofbrits) November 29, 2017
If you are an African President, slaves in Libya don't need your prayers & tweets, they need your resources and clout to get them out.
— Eshban Kwesiga (@EshbanKwesiga) November 29, 2017
People love to talk about how they wouldn't have tolerated the enslavement of other humans had they been alive during the transatlantic slave trade.
Libya is all here up in your face and you're Ray Charlesing di ting.
— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) November 29, 2017
This is to remind we Nigerians, that Libya isn’t the only route to Europe. You can go through Murtala Muhammed International Airport or better still, Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport. Every life matter, Thank you.✌🏼
— Princess Ife❤️ (@ife_luv12) November 29, 2017
Why am i having this strong feeling some Nigerians must have assisted the Libyans in the slave trade.
— Anietie (@Beanchesterr) November 29, 2017
Assisted? Lol. Nigerians and Ghanaians run these things all over Libya. Spent 3 hours listening to (part of) a returnee’s account yesterday.
Twitter is the only place we fight. https://t.co/mC5F8z3FfA
— Eromo Egbejule (@EromoEgbejule) November 29, 2017
I experienced Something shocking this afternoon, I was showing some guys Picture & Videos of the "Slave Trade in Libya" on my phone, after watching one of the guys said:
"Bros this one na just news" people still dey enter Europe everyday. Dem just want make boys dey fear"
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) November 29, 2017
President Buhari can do the following to assist Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya:
* Summon the Libyan Ambassador
* Recall Nigerian diplomats in Libya
* Send charted flights to rescue Nigerians trapped in Libya
* Send a Nigerian Naval vessel to rescue stranded Nigerians
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) November 29, 2017
Today the Ghanaian President has spoken and acted against the Libyan slave auction, joining @PaulKagame. I wonder if President Buhari would have been this slow to respond if it had been precious cattle rather than human beings that are being sold in Libya?
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) November 29, 2017
The victims of this Libya mess are humans like you and I. Humans that deserve every right to freedom. Freedom for our fellow blacks!! Lets do this for the culture ✊ #stoplibyaslavery pic.twitter.com/HfvpZUlQ6m
— ALI, 4D KULTURR 👑 (@Ali_McHenri) November 29, 2017
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