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Ethiopia : millions staged demonstration at Meskel Square, Addis Ababa

Demonstrators send a message to the United States and mainstream media in the west that the plot to disintegrate Ethiopia will not succeed

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Millions of residents of Addis Ababa staged a demonstration at Meskel Square in support of the Ethiopian Defense Force and the campaign to reverse the threat of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) – radical ethnic nationalist organizations that announced a military alliance recently. 

According to official government sources, the rally in the capital is the largest since the support rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed  in 2018.

Well over a million residents of the city marched to Mesqel Square from different parts of the city. 

In an interview with Al Jazeera, one of the major media outlets that has been distorting information relating to the conflict in northern Ethiopia, TPLF former central committee member and Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S. Berhane Gebrekristos claimed that people in Addis Ababa were coerced to  attend the demonstration. 

Based on reliable information borkena received from sources in Addis Ababa, the claim by Mr. Berhane Gebrekirstos is untrue. 

Similar mass protests were in many other parts of Ethiopia including Harari, Guraghe and Arba Minch. 

The protestors in Addis Ababa chanted slogans condemning TPLF and OLF terrorists. 

The U.S. intervention in Ethiopia, and the majority of Ethiopians now believe that the U.S. has been facilitating TPLF military operation, and providing them with a political and military cover, and its apparent desire for regime change in Ethiopia.  U.S. special envoy, Jeffery Feltman, apparently to put pressure on the Ethiopian government to negotiate with the TPLF Forces – something that majority of Ethiopians oppose vehemently. 

Ethiopians want TPLF forces dead or to be captured to face justice for the massacres they carried out in the Afar and Amhara region as well as against the Ethiopian Defense Force, which triggered what was then “law enforcement operation in Tigray.” 

Also, protestors opposed the disinformation campaign by CNN. The latest distortion from CNN  was a report that TPLF and OLF forces are in the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa. 

Addis Ababa City Mayor, Adanech Abebe, made a highly rated mobilization speech. She called on the youth in the capital to guard their neighbourhood, as well as to join the Ethiopian Defense Force to Defense Ethiopia.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. AU’s peace envoy Brother Obasanjo has just returned from Mekele. It is reported that he had held talks both with Debre and Abiy. I’m very eager to hear his remarks. If he sees 1% of 1% chance of peace I will hug that close to my heart hoping it may lead to a higher chance. I never give up on a chance for peace.

  2. Subject: “Ethiopia : millions staged demonstration at Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, borkena.com, November 7, 2021

    Humble Commentary, 12 November 2021
    Let HISTORY be recorded that the seemingly ancient friend of Ethiopia i.e. America and the European colonial masters are actually in favour of disintegration of Ethiopia — a country that has been an independent for time immemorial — a fact that colonial powers of “yesteryears” naturally abhor!!!!!

    The true colour of America and Europe is now blindly reflecting their intention to disintegrate Africa into pieces to explore its resources of mineral richness, thus completely devoid of making it HOME to the custodian of the Continent’s Humble Black Africans.

    At present, another excellent proof of Colonial long range intention is the encouragement of division of Tigray from Ethiopia. One can’t help feeling the Ghost of Emperor Yohannes and Ras Alula, both dedicated proud Tigrayan-Ethiopians. But to the Europeans and White Americans, the history of BLACK AFRICANS is — as their cliche goes — “for the birds”. It is not a secrete that the WHITE MAN has the lowest opinion about the Black Race. Consequently, there is glaring standing hatred for Black People.

    It must be cleared that the description above does NOT include the dedicated humble human WHITE people, to make their society humane and free for all citizens of varied colours. They are a glaring hope that societies can prevail in harmony and peace among themselves, regardless of the colour of their skins. With this base and hope let us go back to the problem at hand i.e. human creatures who are tuned to make our world inhuman, based on the colour of our skins.

    Why do we have that trait, is a long dissertastion — a perfect project for special study that may take life long research— and without assurance of a complete work.!!!! So, we do what can on a daily basis and let ‘NATURE’ take us where ever it leads us. Our ‘cooperation’ is essential!!!! And our successis [to borrow the mathematical expression] is directly proportional to our sincere effort. And so, it is up to us to have pleasant, productive Life . THAT IS ALL.

  3. Dr. Abiy should step out of the boat and start to lead the war. Amharas and Afars are sufferings, getting massacred and their wealth and belongings looted and vandalized by the Tigre Terrorist group TPLF.
    Let every ethnic zone fighters get involved and participated in TPLF waged war on Ethiopia and its government. It should not be only Afar and Amhara’s responsibility to protect Prosperity Party and its leadership.

    There is no prosperity before life, well being and saftey.

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