Ethiopians residing in the Washington DC area held a protest rally in front of the State Department today demanding freedom for political prisoners, including Teddy Afro, Birtukan Mideksa, Bekele Jirata and thousands of others who are languishing in Woyanne jails.
Similar protests were held in several other cities around the world.
Addis Dimts Radio reports that some 500 Ethiopians participated in today’s Washington DC rally. Representatives of the protesters briefly met with a State Department official during the rally and handed him a prepared statement.
[Photo: Addis Dimts]