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The dark days of November 2005


It was 5 years ago on November 1, 2005, that the ruling Tigrean People Liberation Front (Woyanne) under the leadership of Meles Zenawi unleashed a new form of terror on the people of Ethiopia. The repercussion of the terror campaign is still felt throughout Ethiopia and around the world where ever Ethiopians reside.

Following the May 5, 2005, elections, before the votes were counted, Meles declared victory and suspended his own constitution, stripping the people of Ethiopia the right to free speech, and other basic civil rights.

When Ethiopians peacefully protested the regime’s actions, Meles responded by giving a shot-to-kill order to his death squads. Meles Zenawi’s forces gunned down hundreds of unarmed citizens, rounded up over 40,000 young Ethiopians and sent them to detention camps in remote parts of the country. Meles also ordered the shutting down of independent newspapers and the arrest of their staff. November 2005 was one of the darkest moments in Ethiopia’s history.

Ethiopians around the world remember the November 2005 massacre, and the victims of the TPLF regime for the past 20 years by honoring the martyrs who paid the ultimate sacrifice and by also resolving to intensify the struggle for freedom and democracy against the anti-Ethiopia minority ethnic dictatorship of Meles Zenawi.

In Washington DC, there will be a public meeting on November 7.

Place: Washington Marriott Hotel located on 22nd and M Street NW, Washington DC.
Date/Time: Sunday, November 7, 2010, at 2 PM

In this month of November events will also be held in Denmark (Nov. 6), Stockholm (Nov. 6), Oslo (Nov. 6), Charlotte, NC (Nov. 6), Washington DC (Nov. 7), Denver, CO. (Nov. 7), Dallas, TX (Nov. 7), Seattle, WA, (Nov. 7), London, UK (Nov. 7), Las Vegas , NV (Nov. 10), Seoul, South Korea (Nov. 11), Vancouver, Canada, (Nov. 14), Melbourne, Australia (Nov. 14), Chicago, IL (Nov. 20), Cologne, Germany (Nov. 20).

The Washington DC event will be broadcast live via video and teleconference starting at 2 PM Washington DC time.

Ethiopian election massacre 5th anniversary remembrance

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Ethiopian Election Massacre 5th Anniversary Remembrance Task Force

5 thoughts on “The dark days of November 2005

  1. We will never forget this month and we will never forgive these people. We will pass it on to the next generation like the Yekatit massacre done by the Italians on our fathers and mothers.


  2. Meles,Samora yenus chief of staff..Getachew chief of Intelegence, Girmaye chief of Federal police mercenaries and those Agazee division comandpost leaders with solders ‘Do u think we forget all what u did us? You may stil lough and feel like film stars doing as u did it. Do u remember the day that as we didn’t have anything in our hand except stones, but u came out with Snipers_which magninifying the targets, Zu 23 antiaircrafts, PTR Tanks and other light ammunitions,then shot as in the field training shooting towards the selected target without fear and asif we were not human,they were our sisters, brothers,fahers and mothers shot dead some others wounded. The rest threws in to jail and displaced. But why all those?I ashure u will pay back one day bleave or not no one have ethernal life and leave in power look Gen. Musharaf who is not there . IN OUR SIDE IT IS THE TIME TO RENEW OUR COMMITMENT,WE SHOULD WORK HARD BROTHERS AND SISTERS WITH ALL MEANS OF STRUGLE TO OVERTHROW THIS ETHNIK BASED TUGS.

  3. When we remember this event in Ethiopian history, it is also a very vital that we must also remember that we are in a very moment of history where we all Ethiopians pause for a moment and investigate ourselves as a nation and peoples. It is good to remember such very miserable and challenging times, while at the same time we also need to remember to what extent Ato Meles and Weyana are destroying and disgracing this historical country and its peoples. It is time we think so over things beyond the concepts of mere Election and Democracy. It is even time to think about our own very survival issues. After the events of Ginot-7 1997,Ato Meles and Weyane are systematically undertaking social, economical and cultural destabilization and destruction for ethnic cleansing under the pretext of economic development in order to maintain its power and interest in this poor country.
    God Bless Ethiopia

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