Eritrean Refugees in Manchester Protest

A group of young Eritrean refugees protested against the presence of the Eritrean ambassador during a sporting event in Manchester organised by the ruling party, the PFDJ. Young Eritreans, many of whom had been traumatised by

A group of young Eritrean refugees protested against the presence of the Eritrean ambassador during a sporting event in Manchester organised by the ruling party, the PFDJ.

Young Eritreans, many of whom had been traumatised by their fraught escape from their country’s dictatorship, decided to make their views known.

But when the ambassador arrived and the young people wanted to present him with a letter they had written, things became very nasty indeed.

The refugees were pushed around by members of the PFDJ.

Hot chilli sauce was thrown in their faces and they were assaulted with flying bottles and cans.

One activist, supporting the young men and women who have been settled in Northern England, says she warned the police before the event that there might be trouble.

“This is an event planned and staged by the ruling party that has abused these young people: of course there could be opposition. That’s what I told the police,” she says.

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  • Asmara Eritrea June 18, 2018

    A thug (Isaias) leads a thuggish clique and the incident in Manchester is a classic example – these are all street gangsters, top to bottom. If these thuggish lot love Eritrea so much why the F… hell are they living in England?

    Eritrea forever, death to dictatorship.

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