Protest at the Embassy of Uzbekistan
On October 14, 2009 in Washington, DC, a protest was staged in front of the Embassy of Uzbekistan to end the use of child and forced labor on Uzbekistan's cotton farms.
A quilt showcased the names of hundreds of people that signed a petition to the Uzbek government.
Over 50 people held signs "Stop child Labor on Uzbekistan's Cotton Fields"
Sally Greenburg of the National Consumers League spoke at the rally
ILRF Board member Chris Townsend holds up a sign for oncoming traffic to read
ILRF's Executive Director gave a rousing speech demanding change from the Government of Uzbekistan.
Protestors lining the sidewalk in front of the Embassy of Uzbekistan.
AFT's Antonia Cortese demanding justice for children since they deserve to be in school and not on the cotton fields.
Over 1000 postcards signed and delivered to the Uzbek government.
We dumped a ton of cotton balls on the steps of the Embassy of Uzbekistan.
ILRF's Campaign Director Tim Newman led chants for the protestors.