Berhanu Nega, leader of Arbegnoch Ginbot 7 , a coalition of two armed groups based along the Ethio-Eritrean border, called for people in all parts of Ethiopia to rise and resist the regime in power.
In a video message from Eritrea, Berhanu hailed the protests in North Western, South Eastern, South Western and South Central parts of Ethiopia as courageous struggle for democracy and freedom.
Noting the regime’s long term policy to divide Ethiopians and instigate conflict along ethnic lines, the former
Bucknell university economics professor underscored the significance of show of solidarity between Amhara and Oromo activities for standing together in the ongoing uprising against tyranny in Ethiopia. The unity of purpose in the interest of freedom is a blow to the ruling Tigray People’s liberation Front, says the professor.
Those who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom, added the professor, are our martyrs and will be remembered forever.
Berhanu Nega also hailed the bold move by brave Ethiopians across the country to restore and hoist Ethiopia’s dignified historical flag.
As in the past, the rebel leader also conveyed a message for Ethiopians in the army and reminded them that they are serving a handful of looters within the Tigray People Liberation Front and they should rather turn their point of gun against the regime and protect Ethiopia from danger ; TPLF rule.
As part of his message to the people, Berhanu Nega emphasized that the situation Ethiopia is in is dangerous and the struggle need to have foresight and wisdom.
Berhanu Nega was elected Mayor of Addis Ababa. he was thrown to jail for two years and then left his country to assume a teaching position in Bucknell University which he quit in favor of armed struggle to liberate Ethiopia from the current regime. he is known with his fans as orator and strategic thinker.