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Thousands of Eritrean protesters rally in Stockholm



March 22, 2013 — 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.

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3 comments:

  1. I don't expect the crime against Eritreans will stop. I don't even believe it was caused by the "oppositions". Time will tell if the case will be solved. But in this day and age where they place a CCTV in every bedroom of their citizens, it is difficult to believe they failed to apprehend the criminals.

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  2. Swedish media, xenophobia? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA! Oh man. I like madote and all but this is just silly.

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  3. It is too easy and too stupid to blame politics for skin color. Madote should have done a better job! Shame on you promoting such beliefs!

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