HRM Condemns the Irresponsible Action of Security Forces that Caused the Death of Hundreds of People at Irrecha Festival
Press Release from Harari Revival Movement: Oct 4, 2016
Our thoughts are with the victims of Irrecha Festival. We extend our heartfelt condolences in to the families who lost their loved ones particular and to worldwide Oromo Community and Ethiopians in general. The tragic death of hundreds people who were celebrating Irracha, a cultural thanks giving festival, shows gross negligence for human life by the current TPLF/EPRDF government of Ethiopia.
HRM condemns in the strongest terms possible the irresponsible action of security forces that caused the death of hundreds of people at Bishoftu. Actually, this is not the first violent action by security forces against peaceful demonstrators who took the street to oppose corruption, injustices, oppression, land grab … et al. Since 2005, in more than two dozen demonstrations held for various reasons such against rigged election, land grab etc, tremendous number of people from different part of the country are killed and imprisoned.
The use of excessive and deadly force on people, who are peacefully demonstrating to express their God given right, is an inherent characteristic of detectors and fascist regimes. Indeed, the violent actions of TPLF/EPRDF security forces that caused the death of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators at Bishoftu, is testimonial to regime’s repressiveness and brutality.
To bring democracy, justice, and rule of law, the people of Ethiopia have no choice but keep the straggle toward the freedom alive. HRM urges all political parties, activists, and civic organizations to work to gather to free the people of Ethiopia from this tyrant regime.
Harari Revival Movement
Central Command (in cooperation with worldwide reginal command centers)