The other day, I wrote this:
Leo Igwe is a Humanist and Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Humanist Movement.
He recently returned from a conference run by the British Humanist Association, having also given an interview about superstition in his country to the BBC. He was ready to attend a conference he helped organize on “Child Rights and Witchcraft.”
The conference took place in Calabar, in southeastern Nigeria. It’s an important topic because accusations of witchcraft could (and have) lead to the accused being killed.
As the conference began, 150-200 religious protestors raided the conference and started disrupting the proceedings. Chaos ensued.
Leo’s glasses were broken and his bag, phone and camera were stolen. It took 90 minutes for cops to arrive.
There’s now video of the disruption. Watch as the people in the orange shirts disrupt the peaceful meeting. At first, it’s only an annoyance, but later, it gets more aggressive:
Remember: The people wearing white are the good guys. They’re trying to educate Africans on why it’s wrong to be superstitious, why “witchcraft” and “curses” are not real. They’re being stopped (albeit temporarily — the humanists won’t give up) by the people who believe in nonsense.
(via Center For Inquiry — Thanks to Henry for the link!)