EDP Support Group in London held a successful meeting in London
However as the organizers were fully aware of what was being cooked by Ginbot 7 and to protect those who came to have a civilized discussion based on the UK law, a prior arrangement was made with the police.
The police intervened and removed from the hall those who were disruptive and not willing to have any civilized discussion.
The meeting was started by EDP president, Ato Lidetu Ayalew. Ato Lidetu explained about the current Ethiopian politics, the coming EDP party conference and the way forward.
After EDP’s president explanation, the floor was open to questions and answers. The organizers stressed that there is no question under the sun that can not be asked in the hall.
Particularly those who have opposing view were encouraged to bring to the open their views and reservations as the meeting was organised to give them a platform to bring their dissent to the open.
Participants brought what ever differences they have and expressed their feeling unreservedly about EDP and Ato Lidetu, which Ato Lidetu addessed in turn.
When concluding the meeting, Ato Lidetu thanked the audience, particularly those who put their opposing views openly and in a civilized manner.
As far as EDP support group is concerned, it will continue to organize public meetings and discuss Ethiopians on issues. EDP not only welcomes but encourages peaceful and civilised dissent.
As for G7 supporters, thuggery and violence have no place in the UK. We remind them that this country is the UK where the rule of law prevails. Organising a lawful meeting/dissent Is the alpha and omega of the British constitutional arrangement.
EDP Support Group in London