March against Monsanto


Cape Town – Cape Town saw a great crowd in the streets on May 25, 2013 as the people marched against Monsanto, the pesticide giant and producer of genetically modified seeds. The following photo essay gives a graphic view of the event.

Nicky Newman of See Thru Media took the majority of the excellent photos in this article and attended the March against Monsanto in Cape Town on Saturday.

According to NIcky, roughly 500-1,000 people participated in the event, which started at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Everyone gathered outside the University, but authorities there asked the demonstrators to leave the premises.

March against Monsanto  May 25  2013  South Africa - Cape Town

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March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa – Cape Town

A permit had been obtained for the demonstrators to march from the Cape Tech down to the Parade in the city centre at 11.00 am. However, the police unfortunately changed their minds and the march could then only start at 1.00 pm.

March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013 - Image on the left:  I liked this signage becaus...

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto – Cape Town on May 25, 2013 – Image on the left: “I liked this signage because so often the causes and symptoms of dis-ease are separated …. allergies are not just individual isolated conditions – we need to join the dots people ….” Nicky Newman

Demonstrators mingled and hung around until finally they were allowed to make the short march through to the Parade. However once underway, they made a great display of banners and placards, denouncing Monsanto and GMOs.

March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013 -  It was beautiful how many different people and...

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto – Cape Town on May 25, 2013 – “It was beautiful how many different people and ages and groups were out there yesterday.” Nicky Newman

Once they arrived at their destination, police stopped them from standing on the side of the road with placards, so unfortunately only a few people could see the signs and banners carried by the protesters.

March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

Some great speeches were made to the crowds attending and lots of interesting information was shared. Among the speakers were some rural farming groups and people with suggestions and solutions to the problem.

March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013
March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013 - on the left  so cute  on the right  So Cape Tow...

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto – Cape Town on May 25, 2013 – on the left, so cute, on the right “So Cape Town!! The lingo and the blomme ….” says Nicky Newman

March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013 -  A strong message to come out of the march yest...

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto – Cape Town on May 25, 2013 – “A strong message to come out of the march yesterday is that the majority of the population that this issue affects know little or nothing about GMO’s or Monsanto. They trustingly buy food for their babies and families with no labeling on the packaging – we need to get this story out to the communities using grassroots media and educational platforms.” Nicky Newman

March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013  Doing it with humor! Love this performance artis...

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto – Cape Town on May 25, 2013 “Doing it with humor! Love this performance artist!” Nicky Newman

March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013 -  Really great to see so many young people takin...

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto – Cape Town on May 25, 2013 – “Really great to see so many young people taking a stand!” Nicky Newman

March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013 -  When you look into the faces of these little o...

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto – Cape Town on May 25, 2013 – “When you look into the faces of these little ones, it’s them it’s all about! We have to protect the food supply!” Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

This lady found an original way to protest!

March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013

Nicky Newman
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013

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