Photos: Thousands welcome Ethiopian prime minister to Minneapolis


Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed cheer.
1 Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wave Ethiopian and American flags while waiting for him to speak inside Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday, July 30, 2018. 
Yusuf Ahmed lowers his glasses to peer at the stage.
2 Yusuf Ahmed lowers his glasses to peer at the stage before Prime Minister Abiy speaks. 
Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wave flags.
3 Supporters of the prime minister wave flags from the VIP section as he takes the stage. 
The floor of Target Center in Minneapolis is filled.
4 The floor of Target Center in Minneapolis is filled with supporters. Prime Minister Abiy was scheduled to appear at 2:30 p.m. but did not show up until nearly 5 p.m. 
Two attendees dance with the flag of the Oromo people.
5 Two attendees dance with the flag of the Oromo people in the crowded arena. 
People carry giant Ethiopian and Oromo flags around.
6 People carry giant Ethiopian and Oromo flags around the floor of Target Center. 
Rado Ali cheers for the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
7 Rado Ali cheers for Prime Minister Abiy during his speech. 
Attendees wave flags before Abiy Ahmed's speech.
8 Attendees of a speech by Prime Minister Abiy wave flags and cheer before he takes the stage. 
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
9 Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy, his wife, and other leaders look out at the crowd inside Target Center. 
Dancers perform on stage for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
10 Dancers perform on stage for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy.