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Demonstration Against Mass Killing in Ethiopia

About thirty people from the Ethiopian American community turned out on Friday, 7/8 to speak out against the violence in their home country.
Last night, I drove by JC Nichols Fountain at 47th & Main around 7:30, surprised to see around 30 people standing with a long strip of cloth with the colors of the Ethiopian flag. They had signs that said "Free Ethiopia", "We're Against Mass Killings", and "America, Break Your Silence", as well as signs with photos of the violence in that country.

The Ethiopian Government is sanctioning, if not downright perpetrating murder against its own people as a way to control elections.

The crowd, mostly comprised of Ethiopian- American families, converted their vigil to a candle-light vigil once the sun went down. It made for an eerie juxtaposition with the tennis match across the street. I stopped to stand with these wonderful people, and soon other peace activists had joined the crowd.

The support from the passers by was overwhelmingly positive, as children urged motorists to honk in support.

There was singing, praying, and an Ethiopian snack was shared at the end of the vigil.
These fine people brought this issue to the forefront of my consciousness, and my hope is that this article will do the same for you.

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Re: Demonstration Against Mass Killing in Ethiopia

Before I stopped by the rally, I had only a vague idea of the atrocities taking place in Ethiopia, and I've been researching ever since. A really informative site is "ethiomedia.com," I suggest y'all check it out.


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