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Ethiopia: Over Hundred Thousand Protesters Hold Protest Rally in Gondar

1387918GONDAR (HAN) July 31.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Hundreds of thousands of people held a peaceful demonstration in Gondar and other towns denouncing the regime and saying enough to tyranny.

Residents of Gondar and its environs headed to the central square of this historic city in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, despite the presence of thousands of regime forces who, in some villages, tried to prevent people from joining the demonstrations. They were, however, overcome by the unwavering but peaceful protesters who were determined that they were not backing up.

They chanted slogans denouncing dictatorship and an end to the regime. They also called for the release of political prisoners, including members of a committee that heads the campaign by the people of Wolkait, Tegede and Telemt in north Gondar, who were forcefully annexed to Tigray region.

The demonstrators have also vowed to restore their identity and territory that’s being tarnished by the tyrannical regime.

The demonstrators, in a show of solidarity, called for an end to the killings perpetrated by the regime in the Oromo region in the last eight months; and for the release of the tens of thousands incarcerated by the regime.

The demonstrators also expressed solidarity with Ethiopian Muslims who have been the target of persecution by the regime that falsely accuse them of terrorism. They also called for the release of leaders of the Muslim community who have been detained by the regime for peacefully demanding their religious rights.

They denounced the regime for agreeing to give away a vast Ethiopian territory to the Sudan and vowed to protect their land which they said was legitimately theirs.

Reports also show similar protest in towns such as Maksegnit, Eske and other localities in Gondar

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  1. This is the sign of times and a roll call time for all stake holders. The regime should wake up and listen. It should shrug off all this macho mentality that it can deal with any popular protest now or at any time in the future by not engaging the protesters via peaceful dialogue. The advantage of use of force in such situations is always short lived. Every friendly Western nation has been warning the regime. Man up and live up to it. The opposition is also has the responsibility and a very serious one to make sure such protests would not go out of hand. Those who are now hell bent in this hapless effort to scalp away harmonious people just to found a fiefdom of their own should pay attention to what the protesters in Gondar are shouting from the top of their lungs. They are putting their lives seeking solidarity with the protesters in Oromia. Stop calling them ‘those children of the neftegnas’, stop flapping your irresponsible mouth lambasting ‘Ethiopia! Out of Oromia’. That is disgusting!!! Just stop and chill for crying out loud!!! And this shows that these bigoted ‘liberation fronts’ will never be able to carve away a region as their own vassal territory. Never and ever!!!

    I want to make this clear and clarion call to the level headed individuals who are now seen congregated in and around OLF, ONLF, EPRP, AESM, TPLF, TPDM, Arena Tigray(Please correct me if I misspelled this one), all domestic political groups and many such far sighted individuals to come to the dialogue table and chart out the next route for those 100 million plus people. I also call upon the editors of all Diaspora websites to second this call and start nagging every group to commence such a dialogue. If they don’t heed your call, expose them!!! These editors have the responsibility beyond counting keyboard hits. In the process they have the urgent duty of cleaning up their useful platform from foul mouthed eyal-al-souqs during such endeavors. This is a very serious matter that has left the fate of more than 100 million people hanging in the balance. Heed to this call now, not next week but now. Otherwise, you will be holding your heads in utter sorrow and agony for the chaos that will follow. I will be holding all these political groups responsible for any destructive mayhem that may occur.

  2. This is the sign of times and a roll call time for all stake holders. The regime should wake up and listen. It should shrug off all this macho mentality that it can deal with any popular protest now or at any time in the future by not engaging the protesters via peaceful dialogue. The advantage of use of force in such situations is always short lived. Every friendly Western nation has been warning the regime. Man up and live up to it. The opposition is also has the responsibility and a very serious one to make sure such protests would not go out of hand. Those who are now hell bent in this hapless effort to scalp away harmonious people just to found a fiefdom of their own should pay attention to what the protesters in Gondar are shouting from the top of their lungs. They are putting their lives seeking solidarity with the protesters in Oromia. Stop calling them ‘those children of the neftegnas’, stop flapping your irresponsible mouth lambasting ‘Ethiopia! Out of Oromia’. That is disgusting!!! Just stop and chill for crying out loud!!! And this shows that these bigoted ‘liberation fronts’ will never be able to carve away a region as their own vassal territory. Never and ever!!!

    I want to make this clear and clarion call to the level headed individuals who are now seen congregated in and around OLF, ONLF, EPRP, AESM, TPLF, TPDM, Arena Tigray(Please correct me if I misspelled this one), all domestic political groups and many such far sighted individuals to come to the dialogue table and chart out the next route for those 100 million plus people. I also call upon the editors of all Diaspora websites to second this call and start nagging every group to commence such a dialogue. If they don’t heed your call, expose them!!! These editors have the responsibility beyond counting keyboard hits. In the process they have the urgent duty of cleaning up their useful platform from foul mouthed eyal-al-souqs during such endeavors. This is a very serious matter that has left the fate of more than 100 million people hanging in the balance. Heed to this call now, not next week but now. Otherwise, you will be holding your heads in utter sorrow and agony for the chaos that will follow. I will be holding all these political groups responsible for any destructive mayhem that may occur.

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