The Meeting Place In Washington, DC Is Packed – Kinijit DC Metro

September 16th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

They turned up en-mass to listen to Kinijit’s visionaries who made their first public appearance since they were released from Ethiopian prison after being incarcerated for championing democracy and wining the 2005 election. (more…)

They turned up en-mass to listen to Kinijit’s visionaries who made their first public appearance since they were released from Ethiopian prison after being incarcerated for championing democracy and wining the 2005 election. Kinijit DC Metro board and the Crystal Gate Marriot Hotel management were so overwhelmed with thousands of enthusiastic Ethiopians they were forced to open the next ballroom which was already set for a big Monday breakfast.

Five of six Kinijit delegation members addressed the crowd expressing gratitude for the Diaspora lobbying, vigil and rally efforts that resulted in the political prisoners being released. Kinijit leaders stated that the incessant voice of the diaspora, which they followed on the radio kept their spirits alive and made their sacrifices worthwhile.

Dr Berhanu Nega delivered the keynote address which lasted for one hour and fifteen minutes. Even though Dr Berhanu encouraged the audience to take nap in case they found his presentation boring, the audience, on the contrary, was so mesmerized by the depth of his message and the confident tone it was presented that it stayed wide awake and energized. The speech , which was interrupted by tens of applauses, explored Ethiopia’s political climate candidly and outlined Kinijit’s bright prospects.

Kinijit’s delegation will visit several US cities hosted by Kinijit Support Chapters.

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