Monday, November 14, 2011

Ethiopian man burns himself to death in protest

Events in Ethiopia have taken a disturbing turn following reports that a teacher in his late 20s burnt himself alive last week in protest against the ongoing brutal clampdown on dissent in the country. According to reports Yenesew Gebre made an impassioned plea at a protest gathering before dowsing himself in petrol and setting himself on fire.

Addressing fellow protestors he is reported to have said: ’I want to show to all that death is preferable than a life without justice and liberty and I call upon my fellow compatriots to fear nothing and rise up to wrench their freedom and rights from the hands of the local and national tyrants.’

It is understood that Gebre died from his injuries three days later at the Tercha city local hospital.

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Anonymous said...

Not only a tragic and real story such as this one, all comic and fictitious stories have a moral that they need to get across, which is that life would not go on as it had always gone on. Or else, that's a donkey's life.

God bless Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

Hope it won't be for nothing.

Anonymous said...

The wind of change is blowing.

Anonymous said...

Woyane is worse than Derg.
Elias Nur