Eritrea unrest echoed in London
Protesters in the UK respond to reported siege of Eritrea's information ministry.
- Commentary on the London demonstration was divided.Below, Twitter user @Abdulkaderibra1 shared a photo of protesters tearing apart President Isaias Afewerki's photo with the caption "beautiful picture from the storming of the Eritrean Embassy".
- @BBerhe retweeted this photo below, apparently from the London Embassy. He tweets that Eritrea has had enough of "DIA" or Dictator Isaias Afewerki.
- Filmon Zerai viewed the protest in a different light:
- Christian Mehretab echoes her support:
- Other comments denounced the tactics of the protesters. From Dmerid12:
- So lets just recap ... - Peaceful means no violence right? When I see broken glass that usually strikes me as a tad bit violent. - If you want to do a protest it is in your best interest to acquire a permit - As an Eritrean you should respect anyone who fought to bring us all independence. Now dont get me wrong I am not a PIA fanatic but I would never step on any Eritreans face. Wether you like it or not he is one of the many who allows you to call yourself Eritrean Awet N'Hafash!
- Semhar Araia, founder and executive director of the Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) commented on the debate:
- Members of the Eritrean diaspora tweeted their plans for similar protests in Sweden and Germany.
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