Zenawi faced a platform through which he could answer questions on his own terms without fear of refocusing or substantive discussion and argumentation from the strong and willful minds trapped prone before him by the moderator’s lash.
Update, 6 PM: It’s over! Anti-Zenawi protestors are getting back on the buses. At around 5:30, the pro-Zenawi group was almost entirely gone, but the anti-Zenawi protestors filled all of 115th, blocking foot traffic, chanting, and singing. A few students, just inside the 115th gates, are holding anti-Zenawi signs. A full report from the shockingly […]
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 […]