Yekatit 12 speech in Addis Ababa
W/o Muluwork Ayele marched with Italians
in Affile against the Graziani monument.
The songs they are singing are anti-Fascist
songs from World War II sung by the
Italian anti-Fascist fighters:
Ethiopian community in Atlanta staged a peaceful protest demanding the dismantlement of Graziani's statue erected in Affile, Italy in 2012. Also asked the United Nation to recognize Fascist's crime against humanity in Ethiopia between 1935-41. And asks Vatican to apologize to Ethiopian people for being partner in heinous crime committed against Ethiopian during Ethio-Italian war and being present at the inauguration of Graziani's monument and has to return the properties that had been looted.
Atlanta protests Fascist's crime against Ethiopia - YouTube
Rodolfo Graziani’s mausoleum being inaugurated in the presence of
a Vatican Representative BBC News - Italy memorial to Fascist hero Graziani sparks row
Italian Fascists posing after beheading an Ethiopian patriot
Field Marshal Graziani, also known as the Butcher of Fezzan, is known in history books for his brutality in putting down a local rebellion in Cyrenaica, Libya, in the 1920s.
He is also notorious for the massacre of thousands of Ethiopians in another of Italy's colonial wars a decade later, where he is reported to have said: "The Duce [Mussolini] will have Ethiopia with or without the Ethiopians".
He ordered the use of poison gas and chemical weapons against Ethiopian troops and tribesmen in contravention of the Geneva Convention, which Italy had signed.
His final post was as defense minister in Benito Mussolini's short-lived Fascist republic of Salo, just before the end of World War II.
After the war ended, he was sentenced to 19 years' imprisonment by an Italian war crimes tribunal for collaboration with the Nazis, though he was freed after serving only some of his sentence.
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