WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight activists protesting the expulsion of aid groups in
Darfur have been arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
Humanitarian leaders and U.S. lawmakers, including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, were led away from the embassy in handcuffs Monday after crossing a police line.
The activists are urging world leaders to take a stand against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's decision to expel 16 aid agencies from Darfur.
Ellison says it is wrong to deny aid to what he calls "the most vulnerable people on our planet."
Monday, April 27, 2009
Rep. Keith Ellison continues to surprise me with his moral tenacity and ethical stands:
Posted by Jane Miles