Black Epiphany: Over 20 dead as TPLF forces open a blazing fire to disperse an epiphany procession in Woldia, Amhara

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By Mikael Arage

20/01/2018

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The faithful were accompanying St Mikael’s Tabot, the symbol of the Arc of the Covenant, at the annual Timkat(epiphany) festival when TPLF forces started bullying and beating choirs , according to an eye witness, Yohaness.

Angered by the brutal interference of Tigrian security forces, the crowd — of over 100,000 people — would herald anti TPLF regime slogans : ‘Stop killing our young people’ . No sooner had the crowd started , in what eye witnesses say ‘ a peaceful and reactionary protest’ than TPLF forces would mercilessly use deadly forces , firing live ammunitions in to the crowd. So far, over 71 are suffering from heavy casualty ; Close to 20 are confirmed dead, among which are children, women and priests. Heavy gun shots are still heard in Woldia.

The situation is still under development , and that casualties could go up by any factor. A convoy of TPLF’s enforcements are heading to Woldia from Tigray, according to eye witness.

All most all top level leadership of the TPLF regime — including Sebehat Nega, Abay Woldu and Debretsion — have iterated about ‘the need and successful progress of devastating’ Ethiopia’s majority , Coptic Amhara , Orthodox christians , the culture and dominant presence of whom the TPLF regime iterated as the #1 threat for actualizing the separation of Ethiopia in to different countries, according to a number of records. Ethiopia’s dominant Coptic Orthodox Church — which by many standards has certain features of Judaism — had been a state religion in the country for 17 centuries, from 331 AD to 1968 AD.

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The article was originally posted in the Amhara Network-የአማራ ትስስር platform by Mikael Arage https://www.facebook.com/AmharaNetwork/

Mikael Arage is a techprenuer, manager, engineer, strategist, citizen journalist, life long interdisciplinary student and human rights activist based in Helsinki, Finland. He regularly covers on political economy, technology and business development in Ethiopia.

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