South Sudan pleads for UN, US help


The South Sudanese Brisbane Assembly rallied through Brisbane today to calling on G20 leaders to act swiftly to end tensions in South Sudan.

The protesters demanded the United Nations (UN) sever ties with South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit claiming 20,000 Nuer civilians had been “ruthlessly massacred in Juba by Kiir’s soldiers”.

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A protester speaks out at the South Sudan rally. Photo: Kasun Ubayasiri

Organiser of the rally Biel Jal Liep said the group needed help from the UN and the United States.

“(We are here) to bring the world leaders’ attention to our problem, especially the war in South Sudan,” he said.

Mr Jal Liep said the Assembly had a plan for world leaders.

“China is still selling arms to South Sudan and, as you can see, we are longing for peace for South Sudan,” he said.

“We are addressing our issues to the UN, to President Barack Obama and the President of China (Xi Jingping).

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