Jan 17, 2007

Somaliland: Protests Seek Recognition

Peaceful protests in Hargeisa have seen thousands protest against the policies of the transitional federal government in Somalia.

Below is an article published by SomaliNet;

Thousands of people have rallied in Hargeisa city, the capital of the breakaway republic of Somaliland in northern Somalia on Tuesday in protest of the transitional federal government policies. 

Sources from Hargeisa say that tens of thousands of people took the streets and then gathered at Qeyriyada ground square chanting slogans anti Somalia’s president Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed.

It was peaceful demonstration in the region's capital, Hargeisa. 

The officials of the three main political parties in Somaliland addressed the rally indicating their strong objection to the policies of the Transitional Federal Government. 


In the demonstration, the people supported the region's quest for international recognition.

On Sunday, the leaders of Somaliland declared to hold nationwide demonstrations against Somalia government and in support of international recognition.

Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 and has been relatively peaceful and stable compared with the rest of Somalia. But no country recognizes it.