MARIGOT: A hundred citizens responded to the call of the “Nous Toutes SXM” collective on Saturday, November 20th to say NO to violence in all its forms!
It was an inclusive, family-oriented and unifying march.
This peaceful march allowed the public to meet in a “safe space” where everyone could express their indignation about the omnipresence and trivialization of violence on the territory. The diversity of the demonstrators was a reflection of the diversity that symbolizes our island, but above all of a common desire to live together in a safe space.
Education, prevention, information
Through a circuit that retraced the path of the victims (when they dare to speak), the demonstrators met the associations that accompany them and discovered the devices available to those who wish to be protected in emergencies and then rebuild. “The road to reconstruction is long, but we become survivors!” declared a demonstrator during a powerful and emotional testimony.
Thank you all!
Thank you to the demonstrators, young and old, for their investment and their participation in the smooth running of the event.
The collective “Nous Toutes SXM” thanks the associations Trait d’Union, Le Manteau de St. Martin, the Red Cross as well as the Gendarmerie for their warm welcome and their commitment to the victims, as well as the Prefecture and the Gendarmerie services to which we were able to march in complete safety.
A big thank you to the association WallArt SXM and the artist Lily Hinckfoot @Lilysnotanartist for the colorful and committed mural that immortalizes our message in the public space!
We would also like to thank the associations Safe SXM and Safe Haven on the Dutch side for their support of this march and to show our solidarity for their work on the otherside of the border.
You too can join the movement!
Next meeting: public information meeting. The collective “Nous Toutes SXM” invites those who wish to join the collective, to come and learn about the missions and the different axes of action on the territory, date and place to be determined.
Info on FB/IG @NousToutesSXM