May 10, 2012

Ethiopia: Huge Protest planned at Camp David against Meles Zenawi

March 4 Freedom, an advocacy group for human rights and democracy in Ethiopia, said a huge rally against Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is planned during his visit to the G-8 summit in Camp David. The organizers said, the rally will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 AM.

The group said, the rally is “to further expose the atrocities committed by Mr. Zenawi‘s government on the people of Ethiopia”. It said, Meles Zenawi is among the top ten worst dictators in the world and shouldn’t be invited to attend a G-8 summit. Mr Zenawi continues to be among the top jailers of journalists and the most repressive dictators in the whole of Africa. His regime continues to unleash untold atrocity on diverse communities throughout Ethiopia in regions such as Amhara, Afar, Gambella, Ogaden, Oromiya and Southern Ethiopia, the group said in a press statement.

Earlier this month, the White House said, President Obama has invited Meles Zenawi along with three other African leaders to attend the G-8 summit to discuss about food security in the continent. The meeting of the world’s richest nations was originally scheduled for Obama’s home town of Chicago on 18-19 May, but was changed to Camp David last March. Camp David, formally known as the Naval Support Facility Thurmont, Camp David is the country retreat of the President of the United States and his guests. It is located in low wooded hills about 100 kilometers (62 mi) north-northwest of Washington, D.C in the state of Maryland. The high-security venue is expected to shield G8 delegates from protesters.

Free transportation is provided by the organizers to head to Camp David from DC area. Anyone interested to join the rally is encouraged to visit


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