Protest at Saudi Embassy in Los Angeles

Protest at Saudi Embassy in LA on Wednesday, November, 20th, 2013. (Photo: Arade Tariku/Twitter)

Tadias Magazine
News Update

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Los Angeles (TADIAS) — Ethiopians gathered at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles today to protest the recent mob violence targeting foreigners that claimed the lives of several Ethiopian nationals. The disturbing photos and videos galvanized Ethiopians around the world to speak out on behalf of the tens of thousands of migrants who still remain in the country awaiting to return home. Some 23,000 Ethiopians have so far turned themselves in to the Saudi authorities, but thousands remain at large and without proper legal protection.

Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom announced that the Ethiopian government is speeding up the repatriation process. “Today alone 3,067 citizens arrived home & making total arrivals so far 10,707″ he tweeted. Earlier in the day the Foreign Ministry reported that it plans to repatriate “approx. 2400 citizens per day with 6 daily flights from Saudi.”

This is the second week of protests that are taking place in Ethiopian communities worldwide.

Stay tuned for updates.



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