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Ethiopians urge US, Britain to help curb violence

About 500 Ethiopians staged a noisy but peaceful demonstration in front of the US State Department, demanding that Washington step up its efforts to end post-election violence in the African state. Chanting “USA, shame on you” and brandishing placards with slogans such as “Where Do You Stand?” the crowd called for pressure on Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to halt bloodshed that has claimed dozens of lives. Photos of bloodied victims dotted the crowd in the latest of a series of protests mounted by members of the Ethiopian community who have also staged a vigil at the White House. No unruly incidents were reported. “There have been a number of massacres in the country, and nothing has been done about it,” said Gashu Habte, a Washington-based economist and one of the organizers of the rally. Full Story

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