At 8.50 a.m. when I past by the Independance Avenue, only few people were there and a lot of organizers of the meeting led by Andy TGV.
At 9.30 a.m. there were trucks of gendarmes who took away the chairs the organizers put on Place du 13 Mai. the crowd there got upset and threw stones to those gendarmes who, finally, left the place. The strikers decided to put blockings surrounding the area of Place du 13 Mai in order to avoid the entering of more trucks of gendarmes.
While waiting for their leader Andry Rajoelina, the pro TGV were animated by the famous Sareraka (always present during such festivity) and Rakiky.
Wellknown politicians were also present such as Alain Ramaroson, Lahiniriko Jean, current Senators, representative from Toliary, from Fianarantsoa, from Mahajanga (from the 6 provinces but only those 3 people made a short speech supporting Andry Rajoelina), representative of union … who turn by turn took the floor. I would not forget to mention General Dolin.
The Mayor arrived at Place du 13 Mai at 11.00 a.m. and after a prayor led by a pastor, a speech led by Perle Rasoloarijao, Andry Rajoelina took the floor and announced the “big” decision he promised yesterday.
Perle Rasoloarijao (see pic above) explained some points of the Constitution that, according to the pro TGV, the President Marc Ravalomanana did not respect: penetration of foreign force army who took off the transmitter of VIVA radio and who protected the MBS station; the state sold a 1.3 millions hectares of land to asouth Corean company, DAEWOO Logistics (Wanted by the Métropole); non respect of the investiture and the Constitution by buying the AIR FORVE I with 60 millions dollars…
Andry TGV said it is no more time for discussion. He waited and waited and waited (yesterday, then this morning) but… nothing. Now, the pro TGV wants the current President Marc Ravalomanana and the current gov to resign.
Today, for the “big decision”, Andry Rajoelina proclaimed himself the first responsible in Madagascar and then the “one” who will take decisions and who will lead all minitries in the Island.
Andry Rajoelina also announced that there are military officers who are still working with the current gov so he, TGV, will discuss with them.
The protest will keep on on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 10.00 a.m. always at Place du 13 Mai Analakely. All ministries will be closed on Monday, Andry Rajoelina ordered, and all workers will come to the meeting in Analakely.