Eritreans Demonstrate at UN Geneva In Solidarity with Asmara Protesters

Monday, 13 November 2017 23:06 Written by  EPDP Information Office Published in EPDP News Read 165 times

On Friday, 10 November 2017, over 500 Eritreans coming from many parts of Switzerland held a dynamic demonstration in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva in support of the 31 October 2017 protests in Asmara. Eritrean men and women of all ages and different political orientations were loudly shouting songs of solidarity with the spark of a New Momentum of fearless popular protest in Eritrea that started from the Akhriya locality of the Eritrean capital.

Like all the mass demonstrations being organized globally in support of the demonstration in Asmara that was interrupt by gun shots and massive arrests, the Geneva demonstration carried slogans calling for more unity among Eritrean freedom strugglers to shorten the days of suffering in Eritrea.

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The Geneva demonstrators condemned the cheap divide- and rule tactics of the dictatorship in Eritrea and called on the international community to stand on the side of the pro-change struggle of Eritrean democratic forces.

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A message prepared by the coordinating committee of the demonstration was submitted to the office of the president of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. It explained the objective of the event and emphasized the importance and urgency of establishing a democratic order in a constitutional state abiding by the rule of law.

Attending the demonstration were members of civic associations, political organizations and private individuals. Besides being members of the coordinating committee, members of the Eritrean People's Democratic Party (EPDP) from Freiburg, Bern and Geneva were taking part in the lively Geneva event. 

Today we had a well-attended mass rally (demonstration) at the Broken Chair monumental sculpture, in front of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). We had a very clear aim: to make known our stand with regard to the unprecedented civilian protest of 31 October 2017 that took place in the heart of Asmara (call it “The Akhrya Momentum”). It was another watershed moment in which Eritreans of all walks of life and their supporters came in unison for one and only one cause: condemning despicable atrocities of the PFDJ regime and making a call for the immediate establishment of a constitutional democratic order in Eritrea. Copy of an open letter authored by the organizers of the demonstration was handed over to the Office of the President of the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander MAZA MARTELLI (Permanent Representative of El Salvador to UNOG). Everyone who made a contribution to the success of the demonstration, in particular the Swiss-level coordinating committee of Eritrean diaspora grassroots movements deserves our utmost appreciation. Photo Credit Veronica Almedom and “Japan.”Today we had a well-attended mass rally (demonstration) at the Broken Chair monumental sculpture, in front of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). We had a very clear aim: to make known our stand with regard to the unprecedented civilian protest of 31 October 2017 that took place in the heart of Asmara (call it “The Akhrya Momentum”). It was another watershed moment in which Eritreans of all walks of life and their supporters came in unison for one and only one cause: condemning despicable atrocities of the PFDJ regime and making a call for the immediate establishment of a constitutional democratic order in Eritrea. Copy of an open letter authored by the organizers of the demonstration was handed over to the Office of the President of the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander MAZA MARTELLI (Permanent Representative of El Salvador to UNOG). Everyone who made a contribution to the success of the demonstration, in particular the Swiss-level coordinating committee of Eritrean diaspora grassroots movements deserves our utmost appreciation. Photo Credit Veronica Almedom and “Japan.”

Today we had a well-attended mass rally (demonstration) at the Broken Chair monumental sculpture, in front of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). We had a very clear aim: to make known our stand with regard to the unprecedented civilian protest of 31 October 2017 that took place in the heart of Asmara (call it “The Akhrya Momentum”). It was another watershed moment in which Eritreans of all walks of life and their supporters came in unison for one and only one cause: condemning despicable atrocities of the PFDJ regime and making a call for the immediate establishment of a constitutional democratic order in Eritrea. Copy of an open letter authored by the organizers of the demonstration was handed over to the Office of the President of the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander MAZA MARTELLI (Permanent Representative of El Salvador to UNOG). Everyone who made a contribution to the success of the demonstration, in particular the Swiss-level coordinating committee of Eritrean diaspora grassroots movements deserves our utmost appreciation. Photo Credit Veronica Almedom and “Japan

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