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TPLF reportedly arrested over 100 protesters in Mekelle including opposition leaders 

Tigray Opposition leaders _ TPLF
Tigray opposition leaders defied to give up right to protest peacefully (Photo : SM)

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Tigray region security forces, which is believed to be under TPLF’s influence,  on Thursday arrested over 100 protestors including 20 leaders from three opposition parties in the region, according to sources. 

The Protest was going on at Romanat Square when security forces showed up to disperse the crowd. They reportedly used force to disperse the crowd. It is unclear whether the action on the part of the region’s security forces caused casualties or not. 

Journalist Yishak Woldaye told EMS that security forces were going house-to-house in Mekelle to make arrests. He added that the arrest was started on Wednesday. 

Wazema Radio reported VOA and DW Amharic reporters had confiscated their materials and were prohibited from reporting the protest. 

The three opposition parties in the region are pushing for an end to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) lead government in the region and the establishment of  “an all-inclusive transitional administration.” 

The parties had a presser earlier this week during which they revealed that the Mekelle City administration has denied permission for the protest on alleged grounds that the administration has a shortage of security forces to deploy during the protest citing Ethiopia’s New Year holiday. However, as indicated above, the arrest started a day before the protest and there were also house-to-house searches. 

Tigray Independence Party, Salsay Woyane, and Baytona (all of them ethnic Tigrean parties) expressed their determination earlier in the week to go ahead with the planned peaceful demonstration despite the administration’s refusal to permit it. 

Apart from an end to the TPLF rule in the region, the opposition parties advocated for the return of what they call “Tigrean territories that were captured by force.” This is a reference to Wolkait and Raya – areas west and south of Tigray respectively. They were forcefully incorporated to the Tigray region by force after the TPLF took power, with tacit support from western powers,  in 1991.

The Security Situation in the Tigray region has been deteriorating in recent months. Murder and rape has become rife. On Wednesday this week, Getachew Reda, Interim President of the Tigray region, revealed that the security situation has been worsening.  He pointed out that it has become difficult even for government authorities who are getting security escorts. A few weeks ago a hand grenade at a nightclub killed at least four and injured many others. 

He also revealed that there are secret prisons in the region that are not known to his administration.  Apparently, either TPLF or groups with links to the TPLF are behind it.  It is also unknown how they are run and how many prisoners they have. Zone and district-level administrations are still under TPLF. 

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  1. የአማራን እልቂት ከናዚ ድርጊት ጋር የሚያመሣሥሉት እንደ ህውሃት ደጋፊዎች ያሉ ለራሳቸው አቴንሽን ፈላጊዎች ሌቦች ናቸው፥፥በአሜሪካ የሚኖሩ የህውሃት ደጋፊዎች በትግራይ ሕዝብ ስም ገንዘብ እና ቁሳቁስ እየሰበሰቡ ለግል ጥቅማቸው እንደሚያውሉ ብዙዎች ይናገራሉ፤፤ጨካኞች ዉሸታሞች ናቸው፤፤ሲጀመር የደሃውን ህዝብ እየበዘበዙ ዘመዶቻቸውን ቁልፍ ቦታ ቀጥረው ሲያበቁ የተቀረውን ወገናቸውን በተለያየ የፈጠራ አጀንዳ ወደ ውጭ ላኩ፤፤አብዛኛው ዳያስፖራ ጩኸቱ ና መንፈራገጡ ወደ ቆላ ለወረዱ ዘመዶቹ በሻዕቢያ ለተረቸኑ የህውሃት መሪዎች ለራሱ ዘመዶች እና ባገር ውስጥ ላለው ከደሃ ለዘረፈው ንብረት እና ገንዘብ እንጂ ለድሃው የትግራይ ህዝብ አስበዉ አይደለም፤፤፤ያማ ቢሆን ኑሮ ከትግራይ ሕዝብ ጉሮሮ እየቀሙ ህፃናት በረሀብ እንዲያልቁ ባላደረጉ ነበር፤የጎፈንድሚ ብር የት ገባ ከአድባራት የተዘረፈው ቅርሳቅርስ የት ገባ ሁሉንም በሻዕቢና በፋኖ አታመካኙ ፤ለእርዳታ የገባን እህል የሚሸጡ እነርሱ ደጋፊዎቻቸው፤፤እስርቤት አዘጋጅተው ሕዝቡን የሚዘርፉ የሚያሰቃዩ(ቶርቸር)እነርሱ፤፤አሁን ደግሞ ይባስ ብሎ ለነፃነቱ ሲታገል የነበረ እነርሱን ከጠላት ነፃ ያወጣ ቆስሎ አካሉን አጥቶ ሰውቶ ያዳናቸውን ከእነርሱ በአመለካከት ስለተለየ ብቻ ሲደበድቡት ሲያስሩት ይታያሉ፤፤የወያኔ መሪዎች ተፈጥሯዊ ባህርያቸው ይህ ነው፥፥ድሮውንም በበረሃ ሴት ሲደፍሩ ሲያሰቃዩ በምድርቤት ቶርቸር ሲፈፅሙ ሲገድሉ ቆይተዋል፤፤በጀግኖች ተጋሩ ሰማዕታት ስም እየሸቀጡ ከአራት አሥርት አመታት በላይ ትግራይን እየበዘበዙ እያስጨፈጨፉ ቆዩ፤፤ትግራይ ኦንላይን የሚባለው አጭበርባሪ የህውሃት ከዳሚ የትግራይ ህዝብ አሁን ተርቧል ምግብ ነው የሚፈልገው ዲሞክራሲ ምን ያደርግለታል፤ዲሞክራሲ ለትግራይ ህዝብ ቅንጦት(ለግዠሪ)ነው ሲል ይሰማ ነበር፥፥የፍትሕ ሥርዓት ከተዛባ፤ግልፅነት፥ተጠያቂነት፥ ከጠፋ ህዝቦች ከመንግሥታቸው የህይወት ዋስትና ፥ደህንነት፥ ካጡ ተሿሚዎች ሥልጣን መልቀቅ አለባቸው ይህ ለማድረግ መሪ አስተባባሪ አንቂ ያስፈልጋቸዋል፤፤ ህውሃት ለሥልጣኗ ስትል ጦርነት ሰብቃ ሕዝብ አስፈጅታላች፤፤ያ ያደረገችው ሁሉ የህዝብ ፍላጎት አልነበረም፤፤ሁሉም ሕዝብ ሰላም እና ዳቦ ፈላጊ ነው፤፤ዛሬ ብቻ አይደለም፤፤ህውሃት ስትቃወሟቸው ማምለጫ መንገዳቸው ባንዳ ተቀጣሪ(ዕሱብ) ምንደኛ ቤተሰብ እጠፋለን ወዘ ተ ነው ፥፥ከዚህ በላይ ማፊያ ተኩላ ጀኖሳይደር ከየት ይምጣ፤፤አማራ ሲተርት መሥሪያ(ሻህና ማዕድ ማቅረቢያ) ብናጣ አብረን ተሰርተን ማዕድ ተቋደስን ይላል፤፤ለድሃው የትግራይ ህዝብ ብለን ከማፊያው ጀኖሳይደሩ የህውሃት ደጋፊዎች ጋር ተጣምረን ታገልን ጮህን፥፥ አሁን ጭምብላቸው ሲገለጥ የህውሃት ደጋፊዎች ተኩላ ጅቦች እሪያዎች መሆናቸው ታወቀ፤ተፈጥሯዊው እሴታቸው ስለሆነ አይለቃቸውም፤ህፃናት ወጣት ሴቶች የሚደፍሩ እነርሱ ህዝቡን የሚዘርፉ እነርሱ፤፤ይህ ግፋቸውን ያቁሙሉን ስልጣናቸውን ይልቀቁ ሻዕብያና ህውሃት መሪዎች ነቀርሳ ነፍሰገዳዮች አረመዎች የገዛ ህዝባቸው ጠላቶች ናቸው፤፤

    TPLF cadres must be sent to the ICC. They are all swindlers, riffraff, genociders, and robbers. They have sent all their family members abroad, and their fans and family members are looting large sums of money gathered for the hungry Tigrayans. Tigray Online, Fnote Media Network, and Zara Media Network, Zara Tigray, Stalin, hailemichael, Alula, and the rest of those mafia tigrayans associating themselves as members of this gang are criminals. TPLF cadres and wealthy Tigrayan men are plundering humanitarian aid and setting up prisons to torture and ask for ransom money from Tigrayans. The long list of sexual assaults against Tigrayan women of all ages is committed by Tigrayans themselves; most of them are TPLF supporters. These gangs also murder the majority of Tigray defense force members who return to their homes to join their families.
    ——————–TPLF is eternal enemy of the people of Tigray and must resign——————————

  2. Let us be honest
    1. TPLF is in hidden trouble — not knowing which way to go.
    2…And the new groups who are challenging TPLF are in no better position than the TPLF
    3. Shocking as it may sound, Tigray is in total disarray
    4. It is only surviving by pretending to have inner force.
    5. Tigray is ENTIRELY surrounded by States. Gojam, Gonder, Eritrea.. Look the Map
    6. Make your own conclusion .
    ——————THE END —————-

  3. his is what can be attributed as ‘chickens coming home to roost’ or better yet ‘what goes around comes around’. A region gripped in an iron fist for more than 45 years, a region made to kowtow with terror and bullying by a group that was born for violence and live/strive on violence, this is just a harbinger on what to come. There will be nights of the long knives and then retaliations by the victimized, you name it. There is going to be an environment where citizens will be jittery about going out and about. El Salvador, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras? Copy that, Roger!!!! In fact it has become such an environment already n the western part of Oromia. In that part of the country if you are gunned down while tilling your plot, nobody gives a hoot. In fact, in your sudden death at the hands roaming demons you may be bothering others because now they have to go out and collect your lifeless body for burial. We were told going back the 1960’s and 70’s that ‘political power comes out of the barrels of the gun only’. Now you have this. Boy, boy, boy! Do I have nothing but utter contempt for commies!!!!

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