Hugo Percevejo, backing singer with the group PolyTICKS and The Bedfellows, has asked for our help to save the members of his family who reside outside The Park.
In an impassioned plea at yesterday’s Mating Dance, the singer explained that a large contingent of his family has lived outside The Park for decades, but that a recent “war” on his species had made that choice untenable.
“They are under constant siege, having to move from house to house, often in the middle of the night,” he said, moments after the group concluded their set.
Percevejo, who was, himself, attacked last December while on a short trip to visit friends outside The Park, said his species has become subject to violence and chemical attacks on a regular basis.
“My species is fighting a battle against Humans and I fear it’s one we cannot win,” he said. “We have no choice but to leave our homes. But we need your help to do that.”
The singer’s plea was met with cheers of support and promises of aid, but as of this morning, there had been no official word from either from the Archons or from the Department of Well-Being and Safety. Many of The Park’s aid groups have stepped up to offer their assistance, however, and some prominent members of The Park’s musical community have done so as well. Most notably, the Endeka Elephant Band has offered to travel outside The Park to bring back Percevejo’s family members.
“We know the situation they’re in and we will do our best to save them,” said Árvakur Fíl, a member of the Endeka band, whose bassist, Zuberi Tembo, was killed by Humans last year while visiting his family in Africa.