Washington – A memorial against forgetting an animal killing.
On October 2, 2018, journalist and regime critic Jamal Khashoggi († 59) was interrogated, tortured and eventually murdered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
If the Saudis now look out the window of their embassy in Washington, it is shining like a monument: a street sign bearing the name “Jamal Khashoggi Way”.
The portion of New Hampshire Avenue is now called Jamal Khashoggi Way. A protest sign by activist Claude Taylor hangs here in 2018. Now the official name of the road has been changed.
The Washington City Council voted unanimously last December to name the street after a Washington Post journalist who, according to the CIA, was murdered on orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Khashoggi was a strong critic of the Saudi regime and was brutally murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Washington has a long history of teasing foreign governments about changing street names – the portion of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian Embassy was renamed Boris Nemtsov Plaza. Activist Claude Taylor renamed the front door of the embassy “President Zelensky Way” on March 7.
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