ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopians, people of Ethiopian origins, and friends of Ethiopia living in eight European countries held a rally in Brussels on Monday protesting undue external pressures against Ethiopia.
The rally, organised by Diaspora Advocacy Team, was attended by people residing in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain, according to the ministry of foreign affairs.
In the rally held in front of the headquarters of the European Commission, demonstrators urged the European Union and the United States to refrain from pressuring the government of Ethiopia.
The demonstrators displayed posters that denounced the TPLF, supported the leadership of the Government of Ethiopia.
The demonstrators also called for the international community and the media to respect the sovereignty of the East African nation.
At the rally, representatives of the Ethiopian Diaspora community and friends of Ethiopia have also delivered speeches that denounced the unjustified punitive measures taken against Ethiopia as well as the destructive acts of the TPLF and its terrorist affiliates .
The demonstrators finally have handed over a letter detailing their reasons for protest to a representative of the European Commission’s Foreign Relations Service.