The region of Cornwall in England, UK lies in the South West corner of the UK and at this time of the year is a favourite tourist destination.
On what turned out to be a bright sunny and warm Saturday in June, Cornwall hosted a different kind of visitors.
On 12th June 2021, coach loads of Eritreans and Ethiopians made their way to St Ives in Cornwall where the leaders of the G7 countries were holding their summit.
If the leaders had chosen to hold their summit in remote St Ives in Cornwall thinking that they were safely out of the way from the public, they must have had a shock when they saw hundreds of Eritreans and Ethiopians gathered outside their summit to raise their voices in unison in protest against the wrongful attempts being made to portray the governments of Eritrea and Ethiopia as being the aggressors against the people of Tigray in Ethiopia, when in fact they were victims of the aggression of the Tigray People Liberation Front, a terrorist organisation.
The demonstration was peaceful as it was colourful and was an opportunity for both the Eritrean and Ethiopian communities in the UK to voice their anger against moves to undermine the sovereignty of their respective nations and huge malicious disinformation campaign being waged against Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Eritreans and Ethiopians have clearly shown the strength and depth of their feeling by taking time to travel for hours all the way down to St Ives in Cornwall to show those at the G7 meeting that they stand next to their governments.
Eritreans and Ethiopians stand together to fight for the truth and the colourful demonstration on a warm day in June under the blue skies of Cornwall, will stand as testament to this.