Statement about the Boycotts

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Today marks the third day of our market boycotts. For the last three days, our people have conducted a peaceful protest by staying at home, boycotting markets, and peacefully disengaging from any gainful economic activities. Business people, traders, workers, farmers, students, teachers, civil servants, and people in transport and hospitality services have stood together in protesting and rejecting the State of Emergency (SOE) and the fraudulent attempt at passing the decree in Parliament.

Our people have emphatically, unequivocally, and comprehensively rejected the SOE. THE boycott was a repudiation of the SOE and all its aspects (form and content, process and substance). The regime’s attempt to extend its rule of violence and to terrorise our people into silence is defied once more. The boycott has shown that the regime’s violent schemes (in the form of declared or undeclared state of emergency) do not work any more.

We salute our people who took part in this boycotts. We are mindful of the sacrifices you made. We honor your standing in unison from corner to corner (acting as one from East to West, North to South). We pay tribute to your success once more.

As we conclude this round of boycotts tonight, we thank everyone who took part in this.

We thank the Qeerroo and Qarree.

We also thank our farmers, workers, students, teachers, traders, hospitality and transport business owners, business entrepreneurs, civil servants, and local government officials.

You have all been selfless in your dedication to forgo your gains in order to stand for your rights, to stand against a regime that is killing, maiming, displacing, and otherwise inflicting unspeakable suffering on our people on a daily basis.

You have been courageous to stand firm in defense of the quest for justice, dignity, equality, and democracy even in the face of a brutal killing machine.

We conclude the boycotts tonight. But the struggle goes on.

As we conclude this series of boycotts, we call on the regime to formally revoke the SOE unconditionally and address all the demands of the people.

We also call on the regime to immediately start a discussion with the opposition political parties and all other stakeholders to chart out a peaceful transition to an inclusive and democratic dispensation.

The resistance continues.

Qeerroo and Qarree will notify you of the next modes of our resistance as of tomorrow.

We have beaten the odds.

We have defied their violence.

We shall outlive their rule.

We shall overcome.

7 Responses to Statement about the Boycotts

  1. Can you imagine what will happen if an election is held today or what is going to happen in 2020? The chips are down. Those gallant young men and women of both Oromia and Amhara are hell bent to do away with the despots who have been blowing their dragon breaths over the shoulders for 27 years now. That youth has just lost his play ball dear friend to assassin’s bullet yesterday. He was gassed to suffocation for shouting democracy. He was clubbed savagely for trying to comfort his dying friend. He has been pushed to a conclusion that he has seen death enough and has nothing to lose. He is fleeced off the very basic rights in his own home country. He is being frisked just because his ID tells he is an Amhara or an Oromo. When he cries out for jobs he gets bullets. When he cries for his fallen soccer friend he gets bullets. When he sings freedom songs he gets bullets. When he condemns EPRDF with ‘Down, down Woyane’ he is swarmed with military helicopters while being cut down by the ruthless security forces below. I am afraid the youth has been pushed too far now and that scared me to death. I am worried witless that the youth is so enraged that he could end up being a fair game for any scheme by forces with wicked intentions. The opposition is still hopelessly fragmented and weakened by internal divisions. I hope my fears will be deemed unfounded. That is my prayer.

    Ittu Aba Farda
    March 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm

  2. Great job Oromo patriots/warriors for your bravery/resourcefulness/defiance and for speaking truth to power. All patriotic and brave Ethiopians all over the world are with you every step of the way and we are eternally grateful for your sacrifice and selfless behavior. Keep up the superb job. Other regions of Ethiopia, especially ADDIS ABEBA, should follow your led. IT IS THE ECONOMY STUPID. POWER/MONEY ARE GODS OF TPLF/EPRDF. IF WE DESTROY THEIR POWER AND/OR MONEY, THEY WILL DIE VERY VERY FAST. Businesses/markets all over Ethiopia, ESPECIALLY ADDIS ABEBA, should close on regular basis in order to significantly reduce the amount of money going to terrorist/criminal TPLF/EPRDF and their criminal friends/supporters. Less money going to TPLF/EPRDF means less money to buy weapons to kill innocent Ethiopians, less money to lock up innocent Ethiopians, less money to spread propaganda and lies and muzzle/spy on free exchange of ideas, less money to buy impotent prostitute Ethiopian slaves who are willing to spy on, murder and/or loot government opponents.

    March 7, 2018 at 4:12 pm

  3. KKKKKKKKKKK, we know what the Oromo were before. Before 1991 they did not even have the right to use their names . Thanks to the Woyanes now, Oromos can protest, behead people, slaughter people, stone people to death and play victim game. Thanks to the Woyanes who gave them a land that does not belong to them . As we all know the Oromia is Amhara, Guragie, Tigreans land. Since you do not accept what TPLF has done. I hope you also realise Oromia is null and void and it does not exist ant it will not exists after TPLF. Oromia exists because of TPLF. I hope you accept that fact and Oromia is fake and fabricated. Everything is null and void.

    March 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    • Your comment speaks volumes about your mental status than about the Oromo. For you, the world did not exist before TPLF and it won’t exist thereafter! How dumb are you??? Are all Tigrayans so?

      abba caala
      March 8, 2018 at 8:38 am

    • You are one of the hard dying agents of the human blood sucking racist TPLF.

      Down Down Woyane!
      Down Down TPLF’s agents!

      March 8, 2018 at 9:17 am

  4. “Lemma,
    Thanks to the Woyanes now, Oromos can protest, behead people, slaughter people,” ምን…..! ለነገሩ sarcastic ለመሆን እየተፈራገጥክ ነህ!

    ግን እንዲህም ሆኖ ለማ፣ ማነህ?????????? ምንስ ነው መድረስ የምትፈልገው????????? Inferiority complex ግጦ የጨረሰህና መለስ ዜነዊ የድሮው የካርቱም slave market ዘንዳ የገዛህ መንፈሰ ድሃ መሆን አለብህ!!!!! Capacity ያለውን Capacity በሌለው አድርጎ ሰውን ማጥፋት የመለስ ዜናዊ ዋናው መሳርያ ነበርና!! በሂይወት እስካለ ጊዜ ድረስ! ግን ከመቐለው ማለቅያ የለሹ ዝግ ስብሰባዎች በኋላኮ ይሄ “ባህል” የተተወ መስሎኝ ነበር!

    The ሓበሻዎች፣
    slaughter people’ል እና Thanks’ን በአንድ ላይ አያይዞ የሚፅፍን ማስነበብ ለህብረተሰባችን ምን አስተዋፅኦ አለው?? ሲመስለኝ፣ ዞሮ ዞሮ በመጨረሻው ልንደርስበት ለምንፈልገው ሰላም እኮ እየተፋጨን ያለነው!!!!

    March 8, 2018 at 6:23 am

  5. ጋላዎች ክመሳደብ ሊላ ነገር ታቃላቹህ? ድሮውስ ጋላ ቃርያ አያደረ ይገማል ያለ ማን ነበር? ያ አነጋገር ትክክል መሆኑ አሁን በትግባር አረጋገታቹት።

    March 8, 2018 at 11:29 pm

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