NEWS 2005

 

 

JULIE CHRISTIE JOINS PROTEST AGAINST DE BEERS

7 July 2005
 
Screen icon Julie Christie joined the protest against De Beers and theNatural History Museum last night, in support of the Kalahari Bushmen who have condemned the 'Diamonds' exhibition opening this week at the museum with De Beers sponsorship. The museum has refused the Bushmen's request for the issue of their eviction from their land - which many believe was to make way for future diamond mining by De Beers - to be included in the exhibition.
 
Julie said, 'I am shocked that the Natural History Museum can ignore theplight of the Bushmen while taking money from De Beers, the very company exploring their land for diamonds. Boycott De Beers! Or have the destruction of the Bushmen on your conscience.'
 
Fifty Bushman supporters gathered last night outside the exhibition'sopening party, wearing 'Boycott De Beers' t-shirts and waving placards reading, 'Museum silences Bushmen'.


 

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