Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thousands of Eritrean protesters rally in Stockholm | Eritrea

 Thousands of  Eritrean-Swedes and Swedish citizens took to the streets of Stockholm on Friday for a rally against an increasingly politically influenced and hostile Swedish media, according to activists who attended the demonstration.


The demonstrators came together after a series of biased and demonizing coverage of Eritrea and Swedish-Eritreans was broadcasted by SVT, a television network based in Stockholm, and Expressen, a tabloid magazine infamous for fudging the facts and harassing Eritreans.

Although the crowd count could not be independently verified, organizers estimated nearly 2,500 protesters from across the country descended on the nation’s capital. In a show of solidarity, several demonstrators even came as far as Norway and Denmark to attend the rally.

A community under attack is now fighting back

On February 25, SVT aired a politically motivated documentary intended to vilify the hard working Swedish-Eritrean community.What resulted from this was a heinous arson attack against three Eritrean community centers within hours of SVT's broadcast.

Despite the arson being one of the largest terrorist attacks in Sweden's modern history, most major news agencies in the Scandinavian country brushed it aside, raising suspicion that the Swedish media may fear an investigation linking their media assault against Eritreans with the terrorist attack.

Long known for their patriotism and tight-knit community, the arson attack and media demonization against Eritrean-Swedes has sparked outrage among Eritreans worldwide. Although an investigation is still ongoing, most believe Expression and SVT should be held responsible.

Thousands of Eritrean demonstrators rally in Stockholm against a biased Swedish media - Credit: YPFDJ

Thousands of Eritrean demonstrators rally in Stockholm against a biased Swedish media - Credit: YPFDJ

Thousands of Eritrean demonstrators rally in Stockholm against a biased Swedish media - Credit: YPFDJ

For more photos of the demonstrations, please visit Young YPFDJ's photo albums.
Eritrean demonstrators in 1974 in New York city, who protested in support of Eritrea's independence
and against racism in America. Swedish-Eritreans are likely being targeted, at least to some extent, for their
skin color by the Swedish media in order to fan the flames of xenophobia.

3 comments:


  1. شركة نقل عفش بالدمام الشرق الاوسط متحصصه فى نقل عفش واثاث بالدمام ونقل العفش بالخبر كما انها توفر شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والاحساء وجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاثاث بالمنطقة الشرقية بارخص اسعار نقل عفش بالدمام وتقدم ايضا شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام والخبر
    نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف
    شركة نقل اثاث بالاحساء

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  2. شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة وشقق بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات ومكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة ونقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة مؤسسة صفوة المدينة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة مؤسسة صفوة المدينة انها الاولى فى مكافحة ورش الحشرات بالمدينة المنورة رش البق رش الصراصير مكافحة النمل الابيض بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة

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