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Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia join demonstrations in support of Al Diaa Islamic School

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:43 Written by  Martin Plaut Published in English Articles Read 565 times

Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa

They may have fled from Eritrea, but the refugees in Hitsats camp in northern Ethiopia have not forgotten the plight of their friends and families back home.

These videos, sent from the camp, show their determination to support the residents of Asmara, who have been resisting attempts to take over their school, with the arrest of Hajji Musa Mohammednur, the president of the school’s board.

In taking this stand they join thousands of Eritreans who have shown their opposition to the regime’s attack on the independence of the school in protests around the world, including Washington, London and Stockholm.

Hitsats camp was opened in 2013 by the UN refugee agency, and was designed to hold 20,000 refugees.

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