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 on Tuesday in protest of the transitional federal government policies. Somalia
Sources from Hargeisa say that tens of thousands of people took the streets and then gathered at Qeyriyada ground square chanting slogans anti ’s president Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed. Somalia
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 government and in support of international recognition. Somalia
Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 and has been relatively peaceful and stable compared with the rest of . But no country recognizes it. Somalia