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CORRECTION Previously the title of the article read "Some 1,500 people attended the pro-government rally against extremism", which BBC has corrected since. We follow suit and made the correction.
Ethiopia: Thousands attended the pro-government rally against extremism
Source: Ethiopian Government
Addis Ababa residents take to the streets to vehemently oppose the radicalism recently observed in the country despite the rainy early morning hours.
Massive number of people flocks to Mesqel Square to denounce the fundamentalism that try and take root in the country despite repeated announcements by the government to restrain those innocently involved with the radical activists.
The rally which was organized by Addis Ababa Inter-Religious Conference was flooded by residents of Addis many of whom didn't get the chance to get in to Mesqel Square as it was swarmed by people who had already arrived there.
All major roads connecting to Mesqel Square were teemed with people as the square couldn't hold more people.
The rally by the public in Addis Ababa shows how the public is angered by the failure of the fundamentals to halt their malice act of terror and effort to tear the culture of tolerance the nation has built over the years.
Addressing the public, religious fathers call on the public to take the matter with great care as radicalism is against the security and peace interest of the nation by every measure.
The religious fathers called on the rally to wave a farewell to radicalism which the marchers waved with rapturous voice and spirited waving hands.
Mayor of Addis Ababa City, Driba Kuma told the rally his administration and the federal government will take every legal measure to completely curb radicalism.
He emphasized the significance of the active involvement of the public in tipping the police with valuable information in relation to religious fundamentalism.
He noted his administration will not let anyone or any group to undermine the freedom of faith and culture of tolerance among differing believers in the country.
Addis Ababa residents concluded their protest against radicalism with Ethiopian national anthem and went back home with the same strong spirit that denounced the fundamentalists.
1500 very small amount people woyane loosers, all woyane’s propaganda failing.
Hey Nazrets, do you know our small stadium in Addis could hold at least 30,000 people?
Are you confused or you just wanna cover your eyes, and say ALAYEHUM ALSEMAHUM, ala diaspora KEHADIWOCH style???!!!
some 1500 kikikiki endew min ale EWNET bitinageru?? 1500 betam wefafram ena multiple head yalachew sewoch mehon alebachew, when I saw the demo on TV, the square was full to the teeth. Nazret, I had no idea you guys are that cheap
This number is not add up right.
Is that 1.5 million or 1,500 thousand?
The bottom line is Ethiopian people love each other.
If anyone interested in Woyane news and propaganda, there are several TPLF funded news outlets. There is no need for Nazret to repeat the propaganda here. People come here to read different news opinion than the one sided ETV and Radio news unless this was posted by you know who - the future Proganda minster wanna be- lol.
Then in that case we understand. Lately, it seems that is all he’s posting.
You said a million people showed up on your other comment. What happened to that? Hahahahaha
I am in Addis and I was at the venue at the time. I would put the number at less than half a million but definitely in the hundreds of thousands. probable somewhere between 150,000 to 300,000.
P.S. I’m sure Nazret.com can confirm my location.
1500….come on….the sqaure was full….this is not like nazret.
“Massive number of people flocked to mesqel square", versus “some 1,500 people attended"….
What??? You, Nazretoch??? What are you trying to do? What message are you trying to convey in a completely wrong way? And Why?? After all, this is not something hidden or secret. This is an open air event where a huge umber of of people (may be the first of this magnitude) participated. An event that was watched, may be by the whole world. Why attempting to demonize it???? This an insanity. This is unfair and an indication of siding to the wrong and dangerous direction. ere minew??????????????
Though Editor made disclaimer about the source which is BBC news, the number of participants exceeds at least 20 times the numbers reported by BBC. The video shown at pro government site shows the crowd or participants exceed 1500.
Nazret failed to research from various sources to post a fair and balanced news. I am not here to represent any side but I would like to see a balanced news on this site.
The Bandit Agazis surely mean
1 500 000 peoples .Neger gen kezah
ke dedebit washatchew yetemarut wushet bemehonu ,mektoru layi gin
yadagetatchewal…Endezatch Zeraffewa Emebetatchew Arat Millionena Arat Sheh ande natchew
bella endeleffetchew malet nehu…LOL !!!! Anyway 1000 or 1Million peoples ,obliged by Agazi
Bandits and cadres to manifest with empty stomachs while
some opportunist Bandas are paid for the entertainement .
“Some 1,500 people attended the pro-government rally against extremism.”
Nazret.com has lost it’s credibility long time ago. So I am not surprised at all. They might also have got some big check from"WAHHABI KINGDOOM"or “terrorist breeders” lately.The picture talks for itself.
God Bless Ethiopia!!!
መንግስት ዉሸታም ካድሬው ዉሸታም ሌባ
ችግሩ እስካልተፈታ ትግሉ አይቆምም ይቀጥላል በመጭረሻም ህዝብ ያሸንፋል
አገራችን ኢትዮጵያ ካለባት ውስብስብ የፖለቲካ ችግሮች በተቃራኒ ህዝቦቿ ተቻችለው ለዘመናት ዘልቀዋል፡፡ አብዛኛው ገዢዎቻችን በአገዛዝ ዘመናቸው ይህን ውስብስብ የፖለቲካ ሰንኮፍ ለህዝብ በሚጠቅም መልኩ መንቀል ሲሳናቸው የህዝብ ጥያቂ አቅጣጫ ለማሳት ያልተጠቀሙት እጅግ አደገኛና አገር ያበጣብጣል የተባለ ዘዴ አልነበረም ማለት ይቻላል፡፡ የማታማታ ህዝብ እንደ ህዝብ ለዘመናት አቆይቶ በጠበቀው መስተጋብር ራሱን ከገዢዎች ሴራ ሲጠብቅ ቆይቷል፡፡ የገዢዎቹ ሴራ ጥንካሬ ቢኖረውም ማህበረሰባችን ታንፆ የሚያድገው በሚከተለው የሃይማኖት ቀኖና በመሆኑና ለተንኮለኞች ሴራ የሚሰጠው ምላሽ ግብታዊ ሳይሆን በመንፈሳዊ ስብዕናው ታግሶ በመሆኑ የቀደሙ አገዛዞች ተንኮታኩተው ሲወድቁ ህዝቦች ማንነታቸውን ጠብቀው ዛሬም ድረስ ቆይተዋል፡፡ ይህን ታሪክና ማንነት ጠብቀን ልናቆይ የምንችለውና የተንኮል እቅዶችን ማምከን የሚቻለውም ህዝቦች ባለን የሃይማኖት ስብእና በመታገዝ እንጂ በርካሽ ፖለቲካ ተጠልፈን በመውደቅ አይደለም፡፡ የሃይማኖቶች ጉባኤ ጠርቶታል የተባለው የነገው ሰልፍም ይህ መርህ በተንኮለኞች ሴራ ሳይጠለፉ መስተጋብራችንን ጠብቀን ለመቆየታችን ቋሚ ማሳያ እንደሚሆን ይጠበቃል፡፡ ሊሆንም ይገባል፡፡
ህዝበ ሙስሊሙ ያነሳቸውን ሰላማዊ የመብት ጥያቄዎች በዴሞክራሲያዊ አግባብ ከመመለስ ይልቅ መንግስት ይከተላቸው የነበሩ የስም ማጥፋት አካሄዶች ባለፉት ሁለት አመታት ባገኘው አጋጣሚ ሁሉ ሲያቀርብ ነበር፡፡ ውንጀላዎቹ ከሙስሊሙ ጥያቄ ጋር ምንም ዝምድና ስለሌላቸው ተቀባይ ሊያገኙም አልቻሉም፡፡ እንደውም ከሙስሊሙ እኩል የሌሎች እምነት ተከታዮች የህዝብ ጥያቄ እንዲመለስ ሲሉ በየስብሰባው የሚያምኑበትን እየገለፁ ነው፡፡ ይህም ህዝባዊ ማንነታችንን ጠብቀን የማቆየታችን ትልቅ ማሳያ ነው፡፡ የሃይማኖት ተቋማት ጉባኤ ጠርቶታል በተባለው በነገው ሰልፍ ህዝበ ሙስሊሙ ሁለት አላማን በማንገብ ሰልፉን ይቀላቀላል፡፡
የመጀመሪያው ኢትዮጵያ ሃገራችን በሰላም እና ህዝቦች በተግባቡበት የጋራ ህገ-መንግስት እንድትተዳደር የፖለቲካን ጨምሮ ማንኛውም አይነት አክራሪነትን ለማውገዝ ሲሆን ሁለተኛው አላማ ደግሞ ከተቀሩት የሃገር ወንድምና እህቶቻችን ጋር የቆየውን መስተጋብራችንን በመከባበርና በመተባበር መንፈስ ለማስጠበቅ ነው፡፡ ዛሬ መንግስት በሙስሊሙ ላይ እያደረገ ያለው ብሄራዊ ጭቆና መፍትሄ ሳያገኝ ለሁለት አመት እንዲዘልቅ ያደረገው እንዲሁ በዘፈቀደ ምንም አያመጡም በሚለው ሳይሆን ለተንኮል በር ያልከፈተው የህዝብ አንድነት ስላሰጋው ነው፡፡ ይህን የህዝቦች አንድነት ለመናድ ባለ በሌለ ሃይሉ ሙስሊሙን ወደ አመጽ ለመምራት እጅግ አስከፊ በደሎችን ሲፈጽም ታዝበናል፡፡ እስካሁን በህዝብ ታጋሽነትና በሰላማዊ አካሄድ ለማምከን የተቻለ ቢሆንም፡፡
የነገው ሰልፍ የሃይማኖት ተቋማት ጉባኤ ጠራው ቢባልም የሁላችንንም ቤት እያስጨነቁ ያሉ ካድሬዎች ሃይማኖታቸው ፖለቲካ የሆኑ ቅጥረኞች አሊያም የእንጀራ ጉዳይ ያስገደዳቸው የመንግስት ሰራተኞች ናቸው፡፡ ይህ እንግዲህ ሌላኛው ምእራፍ መሆኑ ነው፡፡ ህዝበ ሙስሊሙ በሰልፉ ላይ የሚሳተፍበት ሁለተኛው አላማም በቦታው አለመገኘት ማለት መንግስት የጀመረውን በህዝብ መሃል የጥላቻ እሳት የማቀጣጠሉን ሂደት መፍቀድና ክፉ ሴራው ነፍስ ዘርቶ ለሃገራችን አደጋ የሚሆንበትን በር ለመዝጋት ነው፡፡ በቦታው መገኘት መንግስት እየሰራ ያለውን ታረካዊ ስህተት የማረም አገራዊ ሃላፊነት፤ ምንም በግፍ ብንጨቆንም አገሪቷን እንደአገር ቆማ እንድትሄድ ያደረጋትን ሃይማኖታዊ መስተጋብራችንን የምንከፍለውን ዋጋ ከፍለን የምናስጠብቅበት ብቸኛ አማራጭ በመሆኑ ነው፡፡ በሚዲያዎች እና በስብሰባዎች የውስጥ አርበኞችን በመጠቀም ሃይማኖተኞችን እምነታቸው ከሚያዛቸው አብሮነት ይልቅ ለፖለቲካ ግዳጅ ሲሉ መከፋፈልን እንዲመርጡ እንዳደረገ የተሰማው አካል ካለ መላው የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ ይህ ሊሆን እንደማይችል ነገ በይፋ ያሳያል፡፡
እኛ ሙስሊሞች የነሐሴ 26ቱ ‹‹አክራሪነትን የማወገዝ ሰልፍ›› ላይ የምንገኝበት አብይ ምክንያት አክራሪነትን በማውገዝ ደረጃ ከእምነታችን የተቀዳ የጠነከረ መርህ ተከታዮች በመሆናችን ነው፡፡ እምነታችን የአክራሪነትን ጉዳት በግልፅ ያስተምራል፡፡ አጀንዳው አገራዊ ብቻ ሳይሆን ግዙፍም ነው፡፡ ይህን መርህ በመከተል በርካታ ወራትን ያስቆጠረው ሠላማዊ የተቃውሞ ሂደት አክራሪነትን ለማውገዝ የሞራልና የህግ ግዴታ አለበት፡፡ የዕለቱን ውሎ ሠላማዊነት አስመልክቶ ያካበትነው ልምድ እጅጉን እንደሚጠቅመን ጠንካራ መተማመን አለን፡፡ ሂደቱ ፍፁም ሰላማዊ ሆኖ ተጀምሮ ያልቅ ዘንድ የምናበረክተው የተሰባጠረ ሁለንተናዊ አስተዋፅኦ የዕለቱን መልዕክት በሚገባ አድርሰን ለመምጣት እጅጉን ይጠቅመናል፡፡ የሌሎች እምነት ተከታይ ወገኖች የተለመደ ሰላማዊ ገፅታችንን በአካል እንዲመሰክሩ እና በቀጣይ ለጥያቄዎቻችን መመለስ እንደቀዳሚው ጊዜ ሁሉ ድጋፋቸውን እየለገሱ እንዲቆዩም የሚያደርግ ነው፡፡
I want share with you a very interesting thing I read from Ethiopian blog today.According to Google map calculation the area of Meskel Square in Addis Ababa is about 65 thousand square meters wide.There is a common estimate that 4-5 people can stand in one meter square area.Thus,with 4-5 people per square meter,the carrying capacity of Meskel Square should be between 252,000 to 315,000 people.Assuming a very large spill-over to the adjacent roads in all directions,we can add about 20,000 square meters.And that would accommodate a maximum of 80,000-100,000 people.Therefore the total probable size of large gathering that took place on September 01 in Meskel Square and its vicinity could be 415,000 people.
The figure mentioned on this website ,1500 much less than the actual figure which could be 415,000 people attended the rally organized by the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia.
correction: 63 not 65 thousand
This is a good start! At least, Ethiopians are now aware of the penetration of Wahhabism in their communities, and they must condemn all Jihadist Muslims and expel them from the Christian land of Ethiopia. Next time, the Ethiopian Christian government must call for a million-man-march and show the power of the Ethiopian Christians to the Islamist terrorists. Christian Ethiopia has no place for any foreign agents who are trying to overthrow our Christian government in the name of political Islam. Ethiopia is a Christian country as Egypt or Somalia is a Muslim country. Ethiopian Christians should not be ashamed of calling their country a Christian country. We all are proud of our Christian country, Christian Ethiopia. I am elated to see Ethiopians rallying to defend their Christian culture, their Christian history, their Christian flag, and their Christian tolerance for other religions.
Good job, Mr. Prime Minister of Christian Ethiopia!
I have been in Addis for vacation and i witness the Derg styl door to door
propaganda,our neighbours are a Muslim
family and the women was forced to dress her muslim dress and go to so called demonstration.People were forced to go to Meskel Adebabay….
Woyane is Broke! As Aba Mela Said Woyane pays each protesters 50 or 100 birr! 1,500 people?
Blue Party protesters were 100K TPLFs are the most hated people in Ethiopia
BBC says 1.500 instead of 1.5 million which is the true evil nature of individuals from that little, isolated, and evil European island in the north western corner of Europe.
When you confront them with facts, they will tell you “sorry it is a typing error” which is the English way playing their dirty games against the world for years". You never get their heart and mind. They are suffering from with many personalities telling lots of devils are in their brain and heart.
The crimes they have committed against humanity for the last 500 years are gruesome, countless and justifications not to see them as normal human but take away their humanity and see them always as dangers and never ever trust them and instead always avoid them.
What is going to be the Ethiopian government and people response towards this racist and criminal biased and liar media created 70 years ago to keep the Africans and Asians under their colony with propaganda war and lies?
This is the way how the English are working for their oil and gas king masters from the desert. The English and some Americans are working for oil and gas money serving the Arabs barbaric agenda which is spreading the wahabi/terrorist Islam all over the world. England will be soon the first Islamic and sharia nation in Europe or beyond the Middle East.
BBC is created Aljazeera and the English are behind everything going on there, too. If they get money, they have no other taught but do what they have told including behaving the way they did when they covered lies playing with numbers with goal sending the message that anti wahabi terrorist tendency in Ethiopia is low.
Expel all the English journalists and never allow them to come back. They are criminals responsible for thousands criminal activities which is lies, misleading, selecting always bad and negative things and always serving their country agenda and benefit at the cost of others. Hell to BBC and all the English media.
It the 21-century, they are worthless. People are trusting and taking news covered by the owner of the news and in this case Ethiopians from Ethiopia and those real and wise Ethiopians from abroad is the owner of the news. The Picture from Addis and other Medias like CCTV and the rest are covering the true story. BBC and other English media need to go to hell forever.
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