Thousands of Eritreans have flocked to NYC
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Sept. 25, 2011 (ERITREA) – Thousands of Eritreans from across the United States and Canada have been flocking to New York City to attend a public seminar headed by H.E. President Isaias Afwerki this Sunday afternoon.
Early reports indicate Eritrean citizens from as far as Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, and Italy are attending this large gathering. From Washington D.C. alone, 20 buses filled to capacity left around 3:00 AM heading for NYC.
The historic Manhattan Center served as the venue for this public seminar. Depending on the type of event, the Manhattan Center has a seating capacity of around 3,000. Early reports show the venue was filled to capacity, leaving hundreds of Eritreans stranded outside.
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|Thousands of Eritreans waiting in line to enter the seminar|
|"My People, My Country, My Government"|
|Eritrean princess wearing an Eritrean dress|
|Eritrean Flags were a fashion statement in NYC - September 25, 2011|
|Thousands of Eritreans wait in line to enter the Seminar|
|Famous young Eritrean patriot named Dawit with his father|
|Inside the Manhattan Center - Just before Eritreans were seated|
|Thousands of Eritreans being seated at the Manhattan Center|
Short video clip showing the festive mood of the seminar in New York City
President Isaias Afwerki leaving New York City