Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is, you may have heard, speaking at 4 PM today in Roone. In preparation, the west side of 115th and Broadway is lined with police barricades. Get ready for Minutemen Part Deux!

Barnard Public Safety is concerned that the “peaceful counter demonstration” will hinder your foot traffic plans; read their full email after the jump.

Dear Barnard Community,

As you know the World Leaders Forum is being held at Columbia University. This is to advise you that the NYPD expects a peaceful counter demonstration to be held on Broadway this afternoon, in protest of a speech being given by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia at 4:00PM.

Protesters will be gathered on the west side of Broadway in the vicinity of 115th Street, although depending on the number of protesters the group may span from 116th Street and continue south. Pedestrians should plan their travel routes accordingly.

Dianna M. Pennetti
Director of Public Safety