Ethiopia says US embassy intruders must be charged

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s government says it hopes U.S. authorities will prosecute protesters who tried to take down the national flag on the grounds of its embassy in Washington.

A security attache at the embassy, who has since returned home, fired a gun during the Sept. 29 incident, which has renewed tensions between Ethiopia’s government and dissident groups.
Dina Mufti, a spokesman for Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Ethiopian state television that the protesters have ties with Eritrea and the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.
He said the U.S. government is expected to protect the integrity of the embassy and to charge the “intruders,” who chanted anti-government slogans as they tried to take down the flag of Ethiopia.
Critics of Ethiopia’s government say it is intolerant of political dissent.
Source: AP


  1. if not, the Ethiopian government will retaliate? may be they will reject millions of dollars they get in aid from the US. or here is a good one. may be they will violate the Vienna agreement in dealing with US. or may be as their security chief said ones” they will support opposition groups to US.” wow, woyane, they never lose the opportunity to be a laugh stock of the world.

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