by Tedla Asfaw
Saturday August 31, 2013 on the eve of the Blue Party called rally in Addis the Blue Party Head Office was attacked by Western financed and supported thugs of the Ethiopian brutal security forces where more than one hundred members and supporters of the Blue Party was taken to local prisons beaten up savagely according to Eng Yelekal Getenet the party president.
The regime security thugs unleashed similar beating on fellow Ethiopian Muslims on the Eid al-fiter Celebration this month. The regime believes such brutal beating of women, children, elderly and the young will deter people not to join any peaceful protest any where in Ethiopia.
The regime organized rally in Addis Ababa billed as a rally to fight “Extremists” tomorrow is a rally to denounce the Ethiopian Muslims for their more than 18 months old struggle for religious freedom. Another target of this “No Food” if you do not come rally is the Blue Party/Semayawi which is the first party in Ethiopia that stood with the Ethiopian Muslims by taking their call as its call for which it was denounced by Hailemariam Desalegne in public.
The Blue Party of Ethiopia leadership according to the interview Eng. Yelekal Getenet gave on ECADF paltalk room today its party head quarter is now under thugs control and he is not sure if they can ever assemble there.
The hundreds thousands supporters and members of the party we all saw three months ago in Addis should turn the regime rally in to opposition rally tomorrow. The Ethiopian Muslim activist had made it clear that they will be doing that.
The Blue Party leadership is not in any position to contact its supporters before tomorrow’s rally therefore it is up to activists to coordinate a successful counter rally.
“Talaku Rucha”, The Great Run in the past had been used by activists as a protest platform. We should not let the regime “Hode Ader” supporters to endorse the regime killing, Jailing in thousands and beating of Ethiopian Muslims this month alone and today more than one hundred Blue Party members and supporters.
Let Addis Ababeans come out in huge numbers and denounce the regime led by Hailemariam Desalegne for its brutality and terror. The Extremist in Ethiopia is the regime itself. Peaceful opposition like the Blue Party if it is allowed to be destroyed by terror no other peaceful opposition will ever exist in Ethiopia.
Religious establishments who are bought by the regime should be condemned by all of us because they are serving humanely “Gods” not the God of their books. Like fellow Ethiopian Muslims the Christians in Ethiopia should be courageous to say no to the religious cadres in their religious institutions.
The Blue Party/Semayawi of Ethiopia is the peoples party and no matter how many of its members and supporters are beaten up or jailed the struggle will continue until the unelected, corrupt and terrorist regime of Ethiopia is removed from power.