Breaking news: Eritrean capital, Asmara rocked by demonstration and gun fire
Tigrai Online, Oct. 31, 2017
New leaked video shows the demonstrators from yesterday running all over the streets while shots are fired by security forces.
Public demonstrations breakout in the capital of Eritrea, Asmara today a video of the demonstration and the police response is posted in an Eritrean opposition website.
According to ASSENNA the website thousands of demonstrators went to the streets of Asmara after the government arrested a religious leader by the name of Hajji Mussa Mohammed in Asmara known as Akriya. Hajji Mussa Mohammed spoke against the brutal PFDJ groups decision to close a school build by the locals which are mainly Muslims.
It is an heard of for the Eritrean people to go out to the streets and demonstrate no matter how brutal the regime is to them. After the regime arrested Hajji Mussa the students got very angry and when security forces starts to stop them. This time the people stood their ground they went to the streets demonstrating in Asmara and the government responded with bullets.
Hajji Mussa Mohammed spkeaning in a public meeting defying the Eritrean govrnment. This one brave man knows he might loose his life, but he is determend to speakout and be an example to his people.
Assenna said the demonstration is spreading to Keren and Aqordet towns in the northern part of the country.
In the short video which Assana said was leaked, Hajji Mussa said, …I told them the idea you are bringing, I will speak against it, I don’t support it…the people clap and he continued to say you can’t tell us do this don’t do this about this school doesn’t agree with our concept so it is not acceptable. We have our right and there shouldn’t be anything that scares or intimidates us. He continued to speak about how people are ready to pay whatever to stand up for their rights.
We will follow the situation closely and update you if there is any development. We hope and pray somehow peace and stability returns to the people of the Horn of Africa, they deserve a break.
Demonstrators running for cover under heavy gun fire from police in Asmara, Eritrea today, this is unprecedented!
Eritrean Minister of Information, Yemane Gebremeskel minimized the demonstrations in Asmara and some other cities as very minor, but the international media including the Washington Post, Asociated Press, and VOA are saying at least 28 people have lost their lives at the hands of the regimes security forces.
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