Ethiopia: Security forces kill at least 12 in Woldia
By Ethiomedia
January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - At least 12 people were killed and dozens more injured on Saturday when security forces opened fire on youths who were chanting anti-government slogans in Woldia town, 500 km north of the Ethiopian capital.

When the town was burying its dead on Sunday, public anger erupted and many business establishments owned by individuals close to the ruling TPLF were either set on fire and damaged.

The rampant killings sent shock and dismay throughout the Ethiopian communities worldwide. Many organizations are calling for the removal of TPLF, 26 years of rule marked by brazen killings, arrests and torture.

Anti-government protests have been ongoing in Oromia as well as Amhara regions which make up two-thirds of the nearly 100 million Ethiopian people.

The region's police chief, Amare Goshu, said seven people were killed, one of them a police officer. He said a clash between security forces and youths protesting the regime resulted in the bloody clashes.

But a video clip shows unarmed youths screaming in the streets helplessly ready to pick up the bodies but deterred by the outburst of gunshots from the other direction.

Working hard to mislead and rally the people of Tigrai behind it, TPLF may opt for a civil war with the rest of Ethiopia than hand over power to the people. TPLF officials and a rising class of TPLF collaborators have amassed huge fortunes and it's everybody's guess they wouldn't step down from power by peaceful means.

TPLF, which was founded by the late Meles Zenawi, a profoundly anti Ethiopian mercenary from Adwa in Tigrai region, follows 'Revolutionary Democracy,' a rare brand of doctrine which classifies political rivals as "enemies" and should be wiped out. - An African-American news and views website.
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