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Ethiopians in Washington D.C. area rallied against Abiy Ahmed’s gov’t 

Ethiopians in Washington D.C.
Ethiopians Protesting against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government’s silence in the face of continued massacre of ethnic Amhara in the Oromo region of Ethiopia. (Photo : from Social Media)

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There was a time when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed used to get applause and cheerful greetings from Ethiopians in Washington and beyond. It was a time when Ethiopians expressed deep trust in him, hoping he would fix the political and security challenges. 

It seems that that time is gone.  Now in his fifth year as Prime Minister of Ethiopia, his government proved incapable or unwilling to deliver in terms of providing security to citizens and their rights to work and live in any part of Ethiopia.

Innocent civilians in rural communities in the Oromo region of Ethiopia have been targeted by radical ethnic Oromo militants who are believed to be armed, as many believe, and supported by radical forces within the government structure both at the Federal and Oromia regional levels of government. 

PM Abiy spoke on different occasions admitting that OLF Shane, the group that is extensively operating in the region, has links with individuals within the government structure. 

Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed in the region in the past five years. And the extent of impunity as it relates to the massacres in the region is wild.  No senior government officials have been held accountable for all the massacres so far despite there being clear evidence that the militant group is primarily getting their support from the regional government. 

That is not just it. There is no sign that the massacre against civilians, mostly targeting ethnic Amhara communities in the region, will end at some point. 

Ethiopians living in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia took to the street to oppose the situation. 

The protestors headed to the Convention Center in Washington DC where the meeting with African leaders is taking place. 

They demanded an end to the Amhara genocide. 

The protestors plan to continue the demonstration on Thursday. 

PM Abiy Ahmed is in Washington D.C. to take part in the “U.S.-African Leaders Summit.”   Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians marched to protest Abiy Ahmed’s government’s silence while the radical militants continue to massacre ethnic Amharas in the Oromo region. 

There were also protests by Ethiopians of ethnic Oromo and ethnic Tigrayans backgrounds with claims that Abiy Ahmed’s government is killing their people.

With regards to Tigreans in the United States, they opposed the agreement between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian government. 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Put yourself in the current administration’s place. Who would you believe or better yet who should you listen to the most? Those who claim to be Amhara group on one side of the protest and those who claim to be Oromos on the other side of the street were seen yelling and screaming. Meanwhile, innocent citizens both of Amhara and Oromo heritage have fallen victims and are still at the mercy of savage vagabonds. If the organizers of these two groups of protesters have any sense of urgency, what they should have done is to seek out each other and find ways how to organize protests together against the killings of all people. They should weed out bigots among them who are hell bent to pitch Oromos and Amharas against each other. And there is this in this article: ‘With regards to Tigreans in the United States, they opposed the agreement etween the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian government.’I cannot even start to imagine how some people with sane conscience bemoan peace. It is a proven fact that the ills of that country will never be solved through wars and destruction. That is the universal truth.

    • You are just a tribalist person. I have read most of your comments and I’m very concerned that they let you post such comments without any actions from their part.
      Probably, they too might be supporter of your opinion.

  2. Fanos out of Tigray

    Eritrean troops out of Tigray

    Prosperity party leaders to ICC
    We all need to condemen the genocide on people of Tigray, Oromia, Amhara , Gurage , Kimant ,Agew etc

  3. Q: What do you make of ‘Amara Ethiopian Americans’ who turn tragedy in to career?

    አብይ ካጠፋ ነገ አብይን ለፍርድ ማቅረብ ይቻላል! ዛሬ ኢትዮጵያን ከጠላት ማዳን ነው! ኢትዮጵያ ከሌለች – የአማራ ሐገር፣ የኦሮሞ ሐገር፣ ወዘተ መሆናችን ነው! ይኼንን ነው ወይ የምትፈልጉት?

    ኢትዮጵያ በጠላት እየደማች እያዩ -አብይን መቃወም አስመስለው – ኢትዮጵያ ላይ ተጨማሪ የጦር ግንባሮች ከፍተው – የአብይ ጥፋት ለማስመሰል ከሚጥሩት በላይ – ኢትዮጵያ ምን ጠላት አላት?

    እኔ የእነዚህን ‘አማራዎች’ – ኢትዮጵያዊነት አይቼ አላውቅም! ወያኔ፣ ኦነግ ሸኔ፣ ምዕራባውያን፣ ወዘተ – ኢትዮጵያን ተባብረው ሲወጓትም – አብይን መቃውሞ አስመስለው – ሠልፍ ይወጣሉ!

    Mind you, over 15 million Amaras live in Oromia while you find no Oromo living in Gojjam & Gonder. This ‘Amara’ Hullabaloo only fuels Amara-Oromo enmity in Oromia.

    Amara Ethiopian Americans who fuel Amara-Oromo enmity remind me of: በሰው ቁስል – እንጨት ስደድበት //// አንቺ ምን ቸገረሽ -ሁለት አባት አለሽ! አንዱ ሲሞትብሽ – ባንዱ ትምያለሽ!

    • Subject: “Q: What do you make of ‘Amara Ethiopian Americans’ who turn tragedy in to career?”

      Humble Comment, 15 Dec 2022
      a) The above five answers to a question said it all i.e. if all ETHIOPIANS of the same wavelength, mean what they say and write.
      b) Let each “so-called Ethiopian” scratch his/her head and search for the inherent loyalty to the ancient country
      c) Otherwise, one of the insightful philosophy of Ethiopia comes to the surface QUOTE: “አንቺ ምን ቸገረሽ -ሁለት አባት አለሽ! አንዱ ሲሞትብሽ – ባንዱ ትምያለሽ! ” UNQUOTE Wow! Wow! Wow ! It will be a classical wonder, in the history of Ethiopia, that people of admirable wisdom would go astray to helplessness and ending up in the gutter of nothingness. CLASSICAL TRAGEDY.
      THANK YOU,”i_Mognu” what a selection of an appropriate name !!!!!!

  4. I hope PM Abiy will ask the Biden Administration to reinstate Ethiopia’s AGOA membership since things are looking up in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions. Peace has returned and electricity has resumed in major cities and towns in those regions. The disarmament is being carried out as expected given the topography of the region including heavy weapons. Humanitarian aid is reaching unhindered with whatever available now. For me trials for crimes allegedly committed against civilians are not a priority at this moment. That should come when peace and stability are firmly in place. Those crimes are not only petty crimes but they were rapes and savage extrajudicial killings. Once the current peace process is completed then those savages on both sides should face the consequences of their barbaric acts in the open court of law. That country should have a deterrent in a court of law so such demonic acts will never happen again. The first time I read about news of raping of our blessed women that made my blood boil. Those innocent victims should be given a day in court. It is not something we should say let’s forget about it.

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