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To: The DC Council

Rename the road in front of the Saudi Embassy to Khashoggi Way

Rename the road in front of the Saudi Embassy to Khashoggi Way

On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist and resident of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, was murdered in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey by agents of the Saudi government. The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered this assassination.

I urge the DC Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser to immediately pass a bill that would rename the Northbound portion of New Hampshire Avenue adjacent to the Saudi Arabian Embassy "Khashoggi Way".

Renaming this street will honor the memory of Jamal Khashoggi, emphasize our respect for free speech, and will be a permanent reminder to Embassy officials, staff, and visitors that the Saudi government's heinous crime will not be forgotten

Why is this important?

On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist and resident of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, was murdered in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey by agents of the Saudi government. The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered this assassination.

Soon thereafter, activists in DC launched a petition to rename the Northbound portion of New Hampshire Avenue, adjacent to the Saudi Embassy after Mr. Khashoggi. Almost 10,000 people signed a petiton demanding it. However, that effort did not succeed because DC law prohibits naming any public space after a person unless they are deceased for at least two years.

October 2, 2020, marked two years since the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi. It is now time to rename the street. Please sign this petition to DC Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser asking them to do so immediately.

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Reasons for signing

  • I can't BELIEVE how much money we give those assholes. I feel like Donny handed him over to them knowing they were going to kill him.. some sort of a sick deal between Donny and the Saudi's
  • Justice, justice you shall pursue
  • I agree that this gruesome murder should never be forgotten. Not in America, not in nation that still protects free speech.

Updates

2020-12-02 13:47:34 -0500

100 signatures reached

2020-12-02 12:32:52 -0500

50 signatures reached

2020-12-02 12:14:23 -0500

25 signatures reached

2020-12-02 12:04:43 -0500

10 signatures reached