Seyoum Harestai and Pals Gathered in Akriya 55 years Ago -- for Demonstration!!

19 Dec 2017

As we, old comrades-in-struggle of Patriot Seyoum Ogbamichael (Harestai) solemnly mark today, 17 December 2017, the 12th year of his sudden and untimely passing away in a poorly-equipped Addis Ababa hospital, we do remember him for so many vividly memorable deeds and events, some of them resonating well with the Akriya of 31 October 2017. Martyr Seyoum was present with his schoolmates at a meeting of student demonstrators in Akriya 55 years ago!! And, ironically, those schoolmates of Seyoum included Eritrea's autocrat, Isaias Afeworki, who is today against everything that his generation dreamt of. Seyoum's schoolmates in May 1962 included: Woldedawit, Michael Ghaber, Mussie Tesfamichael, Haile and Isaias.
As every genuine patriot worth his/her salt would confirm it - and forgetting the bla bla of