AndryTGV, the current mayor of the Capital City, invited citizens of Antananarivo to go on a strike.
Well, let me go back to the beginning of the story.
Andry Rajoelina (or Andry TGV) had a TV Station named VIVA and still have a radio station with the same name. The minister of the communication has decided to close the TV station VIVA due to a documentary movie that this station had broadcasted. It was a message from the former President of Madagascar, Didier Ratsiraka. And the news reported that this message was inciting people to go on a strike and not accept the autocracy that the current President, Marc Ravalomanana, does. Because the Malagasy gov judged this message as an incitation to a “coup d’ Etat”, VIVA TV had been censured. This was on December13.
Since then, the Mayor gave an ultimatum to the government to re-open VIVA TV station before January 13… but… nothing… The Mayor invited all people of the Capital City to an opening ceremony of the garden of Ambohijatovo as Park of Democracy on that deadline, January13.
As Andry TGV didn’t get what he expected, he invited people of Tana to go on a strike AGAIN today, January 24, to ask the gov to open the Mayor’s TV station. The rendez-vous was in Ambohijatovo at 10.oo a.m. but they have decided to move to Analakely, Place de 13 Mai, around 1.30 p.m., and then ended with a walk to Ambodivona (see pics above) where the station is, well… should be.
Andry Rajoelina wants the people of Tana to a general and big strike on Monday 26, calling all workers and students.
How far will this go?