Ethiopian Americans residing in the greater Washington DC area will hold a protest demonstration outside the U.S. State Department
On February 14, 2011, Ethiopian Americans residing in the greater Washington DC area will hold a protest demonstration outside the U.S. State Department to demand the end of the 20-year rule of the iron-fisted and corrupt dictator Meles Zenawi. The protest begins at 09:00 AM.
The protest is intended to demand the immediate cessation of support to the dictatorial regime ruling Ethiopia to prevent instability in the region that affects America ’s long-term national security interests. In addition, the demonstration in front of the U.S. Department of State conveys the growing concern about the suffering of Ethiopians from brutal economic, military, political and social repression under the regime of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has been in power since 1991.
Inspired by the revolution for democracy by the people of Tunisia and Egypt , Ethiopian Americans in the DC metro area urge the pro democracy and freedom loving people across the globe to stand together and demand the immediate removal of War Criminal Meles Zenawi and his cronies.
Ethiopian Americans will urge the U.S. Department of State to demand from the Ethiopian rulers:
1) The immediate release of all prisoners of conscience
2) Recognition and respect of the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association and the press
3) Recognition and respect of the legitimate role of Ethiopian human rights defenders and civil society activists and their counterparts in international organizations
4) A thorough, impartial, and independent investigation into the war crimes in Ethiopia and killings of demonstrators by Ethiopia ’s security forces
For more information, please visit the website www.march4freedom.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone #: 202 656 8070.
February 14, 2011