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SOLD! – activists sell off Tanzania’s famous landmarks

Sold: Tanzania Independence Monument
Sold: Tanzania Independence Monument

In a protest against land grabs, Tanzanian activists today “sold off” two of the most famous landmarks in the capital Dar es Salaam – the national independence monument and Coco beach.

The protests were part of a Global Day of Action on Land Grabs, which saw “sold” signs placed next to iconic landmarks around the world – including the Canadian Parliament, the Sydney Opera House, the Lincoln Memorial and the White Cliffs of Dover.

The campaign aimed to draw attention to the impact of land grabs on developing countries. Small-scale farmers and pastoralists in Africa are particularly affected and many have lost their homes and the land they rely on – often violently and without adequate compensation.

See all the photos from the day of action in Tanzania. Act now to stop landgrabs

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