Ethiopian Americans residing in the greater Washington DC area will hold a protest demonstration outside the U.S. State Department

February 13th, 2011 Print Print Email Email

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 joinus@march4freedom.org. Phone #: 202 656 8070.

February 14, 2011

  1. Guest
    | #1

    How do we bring Meles down? Who should demonistrate or lose one’s life first? What are the key points that we have to ask right now?
    Who do we want to rule the country? Alshibab?, OLF?, Esayas? Amhara?, Oromo?, Tigray is out of the question for sure.
    What tanjible or concrete idea do we have for this demonistration tomorrow?
    What do we want to chieve?
    Should Ethiopia be divided like Somalia, Sudan or one country like Eygpt and Tunisia? Ethiopia has a long way to have a clean democracy like the US.

  2. Anbesaw lemeta new
    | #2

    When will you guys learn from history…..???????
    Instead of begging for mercy to God almighty, you chose to to cry and beg to the western world. It has been over 40 years since you have been doing this. Lets face it, Ethiopia does not have a strategical Importance to the western world so they don’t care about it.
    you guys who were the EPRP members who worship the socialism ideas and hated the U.S.A and helped to destroy one generations of Ethiopian people and who don’t believe in God, don’t even manage your owen political parties…… let alone governing Ethiopia!!!! Don’t have a place in the future of my new Ethiopia. So you better shut your mouth and wait and see when the new King of Ethiopia shows up as a new concurring of the lion of judah. let it be know it is Not the haile selassie family.

  3. Abebaye
    | #3

    Tomorrow has it’s own agendas. Today this day this hour this minute is relatively looking at ticking time off Woyane era. Seeing them departing dictators in this transitional period to overseas to depend on loot spoils? Dictators are going down.

  4. Sam
    | #4

    Any political demands should be clear, leaving no room for ambiguity. To do otherwise is counter productive. Ethiopian Americans, says the article above, “demand the immediate removal of war criminal Meles Zenawi and his cronies.” Ethiopians could cite hundreds of reasons why Meles and his yes-men should be disloged from power. War Crime is not one of them. Is fighting with OLF and ONLF a war crime? I do not think it is. In every fiber of my body I sense my desire of seeing the Meles regime go. But I have a zero desire the OLF and ONLF tribalist to dictate the next ethnic politics in Ethiopia. The problem with Ethiopian politics is those in power are political illetrates. And those who wish the current government demise are no better. The ill-informed, emotion-driven persisted in calling the shot regarding Ethiopian politcs. For the better future of Ethiopia it is advisable if those guys aware the limitation they have in understanding Ethiopian politics.

  5. YohannesY
    | #5

    First I want to see a united oppositions force we are divided if we tried to fight back this regime in Ethiopia, it is going to be unnecessarily sacrifice for blood thirsty junta and exposing our youth for suffering, and death, how come no one help to create a United Ethiopian force here in the states within the country, all those old politicians need to be changes with the new generation young Ethiopians. Those can be unified with one goal to liberate Ethiopia

  6. Amberbir
    | #6

    The woyane chorus is lead by Amare Aregawi. Look at his Editrial of the Repoter/Amharic/.

  7. Burnt-Ethiopian
    | #7

    Has anybody thought of community services, giving back and adopting an area or any community from where we are from little by little to bring change?.. when do we learn that always whining about the current government will not bring us change but we can make a difference one by one. I am freaking tired of so called Ethiopian Americans who spend 67% of their time talking about useless & unproductive politics in Star bucks and act like they can demolish our poverty status to zero bla bla bla bla Also who do you represent? 100% not me and so many Ethiopians who live in the country. Don’t use Ethiopians name (my name) to satisfy your political agenda. The so called opposition party members who our brothers and sisters died for where are they now? I need change, I need a fresh air, I need more technology introduced to me and my peeps, I need newer roads, I need more clinics and hospitals, I need more schools and more volunteer teachers, more of everything …. We will understand democracy when we understand what we want first. Are we seeking change? or Are we just looking for a power wash and take it over without knowing what we want for our country? So talk to me when you sincerely are well informed about democracy after cleaning your mind about tribalist mentality. Then I will think of you representing me.

  8. ገረመው!
    | #8

    ህልመኞች! አስከመቼ በንጽሁ ኢትዮጵያዊ ደም ለርካሽ እና እርባና ቢስ አላማችሁ ለመጠቀም ትመኩሩ??
    የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ የናንተ ድስኩር እና ሰይጣናዊ አስተሳሰብ የሚሰማበት ጀሮ የለውም;ይልቁንስ ዽህነት የማሸነፍ እና ታላቅዋን ኢትዮጵያ የመገንባት ትልቅ የቤት ስራ በመስራት ይገኛል::
    እግዚአብሂር አምላክ ልቦና ይስጣችሁ!!!

  9. Zerayakob Yared
    | #9

    እቲ ብዝሓለፈ ሰሙን ማሌሊት ካብ አዲስ ኣበባ ዝሰደደትልኩም ናይ’ቱይ ሓዱሽ “ጅግና” ስእሊ ተሓንጊጥኩም ምውጻእ ከይትርስዑ!

  10. yeusef
    | #10

    it is very disappointed that you dvide Amhara, Oromo, ” Tigray is out of the question for sure” this only show your unclear political view and dividing the country to 83 part. and comparing Ethiopian and u.s what is going on in your hade if i were you the first thing i do was clear my racism or ethnicity proplam.

  11. ተፈራው
    | #11

    እናንተ በቃ ሰው ሰርቶ እንዳይበላ የማታወሩት የለም ይግዛን መለስ ለ 1000 አመት እንደት ይባላል?

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