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Aussie Kony 2012 Campaign Goes Viral


Thursday, 8th March 2012 at 11:29 am
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A Not for Profit campaign to bring accused war criminal Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels, to justice has gone viral on the internet in Australia.


Thursday, 8th March 2012
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Aussie Kony 2012 Campaign Goes Viral
Thursday, 8th March 2012 at 11:29 am

The KONY 2012 campaign has gone viral on the internet

A Not for Profit campaign to bring accused war criminal Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels, to justice has gone viral on the internet in Australia.

So far there have been than more than 9.5 million views world wide on YouTube, the Twitter hashtag "#stopkony" was also among trending topics.

Two Australian students have championed the Australian campaign, based on Not for Profit group Invisible Children's emotional 30-minute video.

The KONY 2012 campaign says it aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

Since going live yesterday, 50,000 Australians have signed onto the cause after watching the video.

Students, Rijana Gray and Louise Armitage say they aim to spread awareness and inspire global action.

"Basically guys, we know that you’ve seen the 30 minute video that’s been displayed all over Facebook, pretty much all around the world," Rijana says in the video.

"We don’t want it to be some thing that we go on about for two weeks and then two months later we forget about it and then one year later, we remember it again.

"This is something that needs attention."

The pair also urge people to join a protest in Melbourne on April 20.

Joseph Kony, the LRA leader is described as one of the world’s worst war criminals and is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

His rebels include a core of hardened fighters infamous for mutilating civilians and abducting children to act as soldiers and sex-slaves.

Kony 2012 can be viewed on YouTube.



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