Members of Unity for Democracy and Justice (UDJ) party held today a protest rally against Medrek. The protesters include Professor Mesfin W.Mariam and several young members of the party [Watch Video]. They protested in front of the part’s office while Medrek was holding its first meeting to endorse its manifesto. Critics say UDJ leaders are busy with Medrek and preparing for the upcoming elections, forgetting the unjustly incarcerated chairwoman, Ms. Birtukan Mideksa. Picture: Medrek, a coalition of Ethiopian opposition parties on Saturday presented a common manifesto and said they will field joint candidates in next year’s general elections.