Friday, January 25, 2013

Protesters occupy Eritrean embassy in London

The Eritrean Embassy in London was 'occupied' on Thursday as the situation in the north-east African country grows ever more tense.

Video and photos shared by people at the embassy in Angel, North London, show dozens of protesters entering the building following a demonstration outside.

According to reports soldiers have now surrounded the ministry of information building in the capital, Asmara, with state television and key state media websites operating only sporadically.

Eritrea has been criticised as as one of the world's most repressive and closed countries, and has come at the bottom of the worst human rights offenders lists in recent years.