BBC Africa: There’s been growing anger among Ethiopians in and outside the country, about the way that some of their compatriots have been treated in Saudi Arabia.
Things came to a head following an ultimatum for illegal migrant workers to leave the country.
And there were clashes in Riyadh which led to several deaths last week.
On Monday, there have been demonstrations at Saudi embassies around the world.
BBC Africa’s Kasim Kayira went to the one in London
Hundreds of Ethiopians living in London have staged a protest outside the Saudi Arabian embassy on Monday.They were protesting against a clampdown by Saudi authorities against illegal migrant workers. Officials say more than 20,000 Ethiopians have surrendered to the country’s authorities since the clampdown began. Focus on Africa’s Stanley Kwenda joined the protesters.
Source:BBC Focus on Africa Audio Report https://audioboo.fm/boos/1738926-ethiopian-protest-at-saudi-arabia-embassy-in-london.mp3
- Video shows Saudis beating Ethiopian migrants (theiranproject.com)
- Ethiopia: Protest At Saudi Embassy Broken Up (eurasiareview.com)
- Ethiopians hold anti-Saudi demo in Washington (eutimes.net)
- Ethiopians ‘surrender’ in Saudi (bbc.co.uk)