By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
Different social media have reported from half a million to a huge rally Sunday in Gondar of residents and the population from the surrounding areas. The protestors demanded recognition of the identity of Wolkayit population as Amhara, instead of Tigrean-ness the TPLF has imposed on them with a view to keeping the entire province it has annexed into Tigray.
The regime in Addis Abeba is seen by many in Ethiopia as military occupation and domination of by the minority TPLF regime of Ethiopia.
The Gondar rally has also expressed strong solidarity with Oromo protesters, a region where the TPLF on a daily basis is killing those that peacefully are demanding respect for their rights.
Since the resumption of the conflict two weeks ago this month, several Oromo youths have been shot and killed, with the shoot to kill policy the TPLF has ben pursuing in the region.
This important protest march, which has become a great inspiration for all Ethiopians that want to see the back of the corrupt TPLF regime, took place in the historic town of Gondar peacefully.
However, as is always the case with the shameless TPLF regime, it moved to complaining that the rally took place without the administration giving its acknowledgement.
We know it from past experiences that this is an excuse to find pretext for condemnation and later bring anti-terrorism charges of all sorts against the organisers. Already, indication is given that its other charge to be brought against the protestors is carrying and displaying symbols, insignia and banners illegal in Ethiopia, in place of the national color.
The text of the TPLF statement on this accused the protestors of action endangering the national unity. That part of its statement reads as follows:
“በሰልፉ የሀገሪቱ ሰንደቅ አለማ ያልሆኑ አርማዎችን ከመያዝ ጀምሮ ሌሎች ህገ መንግስቱን የጣሱ እና የሀገሪቱን አንደነት የመሸርሸር አላማ የነበራቸው ጥያቄዎች እና ድርጊቶች መታየታቸውንም አቶ ንጉሱ ተናግረዋል።”
The unfortunate thing about the administration is that it is so feudal in the 21st century that it sanguine, when it arrests, tortures and kills, if not disable normal human beings in the process.
This is an indication that the TPLF cannot learn a thing!