Protests in Washington
Just a few days ago Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung came to Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama. Upon his arrival, many Vietnamese-Americans gathered in the streets of Washington to protest against him and the corrupted Communist Party of Vietnam. The demonstrators held signs demanding the release of democracy activists currently jailed in Vietnam for the so-called crime of “spreading propoganda to overthrow the state.” The protestors’ signs and posters were accompanied by the flag of South Vietnam, representing democracy, freedom, and human rights. This protest is just one example of how illegitimate the Communist Party has become in the eyes of all Vietnamese people around the world. If only the suppressed people living in the heart of Vietnam knew what was going on.