Ethiopians in Adwa protest against Egypt

Updated: removed partial content due to our source for this story having credibility issues. 


June 7, 2013 —A small crowd of Ethiopian demonstrators gathered on Friday in Adwa, Tigray, a symbolic area where most of the ruling party members and their core supporters hail from. 

The demonstrators came together after Egypt's opposition party suggested on live state TV to sabotage The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and arm a number of Ethiopian rebel groups.

"Egypt needs to stop meddling in our internal affairs. We will build this dam and there's nothing they can say or do to reverse this. We will develop our land or die trying", one passionate protesters said by phone.

Relations between Egypt and Ethiopia have been strained after Addis Ababa unilaterally began to siphon water away from its Nile tributaries last week. Egyptians fear the new dam, which is currently 21% complete, will have a devastating impact on the Sudan and Egypt.


Ethiopian police detaining civilians who refused to pay bonds to fiance
 the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

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