Week Three: Ethiopians Rally in Portland, Denver Against Saudi Treatment of Migrants

Ethiopians marched in downtown Portland, Oregon on Monday, November 25th, 2013. (The Oregonian)

The Oregonian

By Andrew Theen

Several dozen people marched through downtown Portland and the South Park Blocks Monday to protest what they called Saudi Arabia’s violent crackdown on Ethiopian workers in the Middle Eastern kingdom.

Men, women and children marched down Southwest Broadway carrying signs and chanting during the noon hour. Many wore black t-shirts with a large red hand reading “Stop violence against Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia.”

Protesters spread the word of Monday’s march through a Facebook page and at Ethiopian restaurants and other community institutions.

“We’re just out here standing up for our people,” Wienta Mebrahtu said.

Mebrahtu said the issue of violence against foreign workers in Saudi Arabia has grown more visible in recent weeks.

Read more at The Oregonian.

Video: Dozens march in downtown Portland


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Canada: Ethiopian community protests working conditions in Saudi Arabia (CTV News)
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First group of Ethiopians from Saudi arrive in Addis (ERTA)
23,000 Ethiopians ‘Surrender’ in Saudi After Clamp Down (BBC)
Three Ethiopians Killed in Saudi Arabia Visa Crackdown (AFP)
Ethiopian Domestic Help Abuse Headlines From the Middle East (TADIAS)
Changing Ethiopia’s Media Image: The Case of People-Trafficking (TADIAS)
Video: Ethiopian migrants tell of torture and rape in Yemen (BBC)
Video: Inside Yemen’s ‘torture camps’ (BBC News)
BBC Uncovers Untold People-Trafficking, Torture of Ethiopians in Yemen (TADIAS)
Meskerem Assefa Advocates for Ethiopian Women in the Middle East (TADIAS)
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