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Ethiopians protest in Washington, DC to protest Biden’s executive order

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Ethiopians and Eritreans protesting President Biden’s executive order (Photo : SM)

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A week after Joe Biden signed an executive order for a sanction regime against Ethiopia in connection with the conflict in the Northern part of the country, Ethiopians and Eritreans living in the Washington area staged demonstration. 

It was organized to protest U.S. policy towards Ethiopia and the executive order which targeted Ethiopia and Eritrea. 

Biden’s Administration seems to be determined to end the conflict in a way that benefits the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Following a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire in late June, the TPLF indulged in mass mobilization and occupied extensive areas in the Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia, where it carried out multiples of massacres against non-combatant civilians. 

However, the U.S. government has been putting the bulk of, if not exclusively, the pressure on the Ethiopian and Eritrean government. 

The executive order came at a time when the Ethiopian government mobilized forces to drive all TPLF forces , first out of the Amhara region, and then from the Tigray region too. 

Ethiopian protesters showed up in front of the U.S. state department and the White House,and expressed their opposition to the U.S. intervention in the internal affairs of Ethiopia. 

They said that president Joe Biden’s decision is based on distorted information and is ill-advised. 

“TPLF is a terrorist organization,” and “America Stop supporting terrorist organizations” are among the slogans they were chanting in front of the U.S. state department. 
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  1. Subject: “Ethiopians protest in Washington, DC to protest Biden’s executive order” borkena.com , September 27, 2021

    Humble Opinion, 28 Sept. 2021
    Good Luck to the Protesters. They are TRULY HEROES in my view. They tested the validity of democratic governance based on Liberty, Freedom of Expression and Equality.

    The turn around of his Excellency, the Honorable, President of the United States of America , the Honorable Mr. Joe Biden is, to me, a shocking revelation of a hidden characteristic of a gentleman and Member of Congress for seemingly time immemorial. It is simply and shockingly fantastic . The Democratic Party of the USA and especially those who worked with hm very closely must be diplomatically fidgeting on their seats. Who would blame them? And I am truly sad for them. It is not easy to accept the deception from a close gentlemanly friend it is as naked as that.

    Glory to Good Old USA — the admirable Country of ALL who flock from around the Globe in search for liberty, happiness, freedom, equality. honesty (not deception) and the opportunity to reach the very top most of life-ladder in the governance of America. That is America and it deserves the very best from ALL. THE END

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