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Ethiopian Diaspora in Canada to Stage Demonstrations in Support of GERD

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July 15/2021 (ENA)   Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin dwelling in Canada will stage demonstration on July 24, 2021 to specific their pleasure over the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, in line with GERD Coalition in Canada and Ethio-Canada Community for Social Assist.

GERD Coalition in Canada chair, Fiseha Solomon mentioned the intention of the demonstration is to specific the enjoyment of the diaspora over the second spherical filling of the dam and reaffirm the assist and partnership of the diaspora to the belief of the dam.

Noting that the Ethiopian Diaspora dwelling in Canada are happy in regards to the filling of the second spherical of the dam, he mentioned it can additional encourage them to proceed their assist for GERD.

In keeping with the chair, the Ethiopian Diaspora dwelling in Canada have raised 400,000 USD for GERD throughout the previous yr.

Varied slogans are readied for the demonstration, amongst which embody: “It’s my dam”, “Ethiopia has the Proper to Make the most of Abbay River”, “Ethiopia has no intention of harming the decrease riparian international locations.”

Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin dwelling in numerous cities of Canada will take  half within the demonstrations to be held close to their localities, in line with the chair of the GERD Coalition in Canada.

Because the main intention of the demonstration is to create consciousness among the many individuals and Authorities of Canada about Ethiopia’s place on the development of GERD and Abbay River, Fiseha mentioned members of MPs and influential politicians in numerous cities are invited to attend the demonstrations.

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