On the occasion of the 14th Anniversary of the international ruling made by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, British-Eritreans and Friends of Eritrea held a demonstration in London on Monday 12th December 2016 outside the office of the Prime Minster, No. 10 Downing Street.
The purpose of the demonstration was:
1.To call, as generations of Eritreans have done before, for the cycle of historic injustices against Eritrea to end.
2.To call for the guarantors of the Algiers Agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia to shoulder their legal responsibilities and take necessary measures to force Ethiopia to vacate the occupied Eritrean territories.
3.To call on the UNSC to annul and repeal the unjust and unfair sanctions imposed on Eritrea.
4.To call on the British Government, as a permanent member of the UNSC, to play its responsible role in pressuring Ethiopia to abide by its treaty obligations.
The demonstration started at 11:00 am and went on until 3:30 pm. Eritreans and their friends came from all over the United Kingdom, including Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham, Coventry, Newcastle and Birmingham. The turnout was estimated to have been in excess of 1500 at its peak.