Hall, NGOs Stage Second Protest

Congressman Tony Hall (D-Ohio) and a group of nongovernmental organizations recently held a second anti-"conflict diamonds" demonstration, this time in front of a Tiffany's in the Washington, D.C., metro area in December. The Chevy Chase, Md., rally lasted two hours and attracted about 125 demonstrators, most of whom were volunteers and workers from organizations that included Amnesty International, Oxfam, World Vision, and Physicians for Human Rights, one of the demonstration's organizers. Although the organizers made a determined attempt to attract local media, only a few reporters attended, including one from Cox Newspapers, a local radio station representative, and a syndicated columnist from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Associated Press also wrote about the event, although the story appeared before the rally was held. Rep. Hall and Amnesty International held a similar r

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