Semayawi Party on the Killing of University Students in Ethiopia (Video)

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  1. We, the Oromo people are one national, one DNA, one Democracy-GADAA SYSTEM, AND ONE ORIGIN AND SHARE ONE HEAR BEAT.No matter, where we are, we are together and we love those people, who lives among us of other nations and small nationalities trouble free, throughout history. But now The TIGRAY NATIONALITY, PRESENT and future will pay for the eradicating THE OROMO PEOPLE. PERIOD.This is the example of direct mass killing of oromo indiscriminately by fascist Ethiopian government supported by our tax money. This regimes first declared to reduce the ‘majority of Oromo People to minority’ and is masacaring ever since. From individual killing to mass murdering, progressed to genocide, land grabbing and displacing oromos, subjecting them to homelessness, imprisonment, refugees in largest numbers in human history. Now the fascist regime came up with ‘master plan’ to expand Addis Abbaba by 1.1 million Acres by displacing more than 2,000,000 farmers without offering them adequate alternatives. The people opposed it. But the government ordered ‘shoot to kill’ on unarmed students and many killed others injured, mass arrest followed. The injured refused medical attention. The families of the children attacked and killed while trying to pick up their dead children. The government Jammed mass media, blocked all communications and now we can not reach our families. We, the Oromo People call upon all peace loving people to candmn this Ethiopian barbaric government, block the foreign aids to them, and boycottes the purchasing of their merchandises. justice for all! Justice for OROMO people!

  2. In my opinion, this gentleman’s speech would be supported as well as objected by majority Oromos. Let me try to pick some of his points and give my view on it.

    1.He said, EPRDF/TPLF response to peaceful demonstration became bullets and that is a sign of desperation…
    This is true. TPLF knows that the only way it can rule over the peoples of Ethiopia is by way of bullet not ballot. So whenever it perceived threat be it from opposition “legal” or “outlawed” party, it will kill, imprison, torcher, etc…
    2. He implied the deceased would die natural cause anyway. We all would face the same fate but sorry for us living under this rule.
    I live abroad but I can imagine his anger and frustration although I’m not subjected to such deplorable and freedom less living condition.
    3. He said, the kids (Oromo kids) were brought up (raised) learning hate. And they are hate mongers.
    Here we go another insult to us the Oromos. The Abyssinian elites (primarily the politicians and politician wannabes) never understand the problem of the Oromo and other peoples—Sidama, Ogadeni, Afars, Gumuz, Konso so on and so forth. To them request for equal right of nations and nationalities means hate (xilaacha or xebaabnet). The request for the right of people to self-determination is like the work of devil or devilish thought…… I’m VERY CONFIDENT Engineer Yilikal’s and his likes ideology will not get a chance in the empire. The hard-liner Amharas weep like a baby all the time saying Ethiopia is one. Why we get divide by “Gossa” …blah, blah, blah. While the reality ever since Ethiopia was invented, the people have differences based on their origin and historical events, they ignore that very reality and dance around the real issue. This will not be a remedy. These arrogant s do not care about the peoples in the empire, they care only the territorial integrity. No matter what their “imiyee” has to be kept intact. If what they truly worried about the unity what is their problem with Woyyane? By force woyyane so far kept their “imiyee” on life support. The reality is they cry because Woyyanes took power away from them and now they are in the same club with their former subordinates.
    I would like to go back to my GREATEST issue with him which is about our kids: These kids DID NOT SAY WE HATE OTHERS. How on earth he came to this conclusion? To be honest, I get angry when they reduce our cause to a level of hate—always xilaacha, xilaacha. The students clearly said: OROMO LAND SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN TO A CHARTERED CITY. TO DAY FINFINEE (ADDIS ABABA) IS A CITY UNDER THE SOLE JURSIDICATION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. IF CITY’S OF OROMIA ARE INCLUDED TO ADDIS OUR PARENTS FARM LANDS WOULD BE OVERRUN BY INVERSTEROS, OUR CULTURE AND LANGUAGE INVEITABLY OVERRUN BY OTHER CULUTRE AND LANGUAGE, OUR FUTURE OFFESPRINGS WILL NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THEIR LANGUAGE IN SCHOOLS. Ato Yilikal Getnet, THIS IS NOT hatred!!!!!!
    4. He said and implied, TPLF has been viewed favorably by Oromos by building statue, telling Minillik II oppressed them, etc. It’s only now that TPLF has quarreled with Oromos
    First of all, No matter how many years or centuries they try to revise Minillik’s history, REALITY, FACT and TRUTH about Minillik does not change. IT IS TRUE THAT Minillik II conqured, killed, mutilated Oromos and other people of the South to create Ethiopia. I for example knew this from my great grandparents and the whole village who had a first hand expreince when I was very young. in addition, books written by Abysinians themselves tells part of the history although it doesn’t go in to the detail of the barbaric act perpetrated by Minillk’s army. In my opinion, the solution to this debate is let you guys believe what you want to believe we know the fact and move-on to the next step-work on the future.
    Secondly, to me it sounds true that Woyyane allowed its puppet organization OPDO to build statue to commemorate the Anole victims. I have no doubt. I mean Woyyane would do this However, this does not make the barbaric act committed on Anole a false history.
    I don’t understand why he [Ato Yilikal] discredits Oromo’s over two decades rivalry with TPLF by portraying Oromos aligned with TPLF for 22 years. Doesn’t he know that 90% political prisoners are Oromos? Doesn’t he know that for over 23 years, OPDO couldn’t win the heart and mind of Oromos. Doesn’t he know that the late prime minister, Meles Zenawi, himself said that including OPDO’s if scratched they are OLFs? I don’t know where this guy was before he showed up with this new Semayawi party? May be he’s new to politics or he chose to ignore, Oromos like his predecessors

    In summary, although Wayyane has no support from the vast majority of the peoples of Ethiopia, the likes of Semayawi, Andnet, Melaw Ethiopia, etc. organizations stance indirectly helps Woyyane to stay in power for years to come. That bothers me a lot.

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