Amhara Protest, April 11, 2021
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Amhara Protest, April 11, 2021

  • Elias Haile speaks in Amharic to a group of protestors in Olympic Plaza in Calgary on April 11, 2021. Haile is regularly active within the Amhara community, and he speaks out against the genocide of the Amhara people in Ethiopia. According to the Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO), there have been 1100 deaths due to the massacre from November 2020 till April 2021. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/SAIT)
The Calgary Amhara Youth Association protest, April 11, 2021

The Calgary Amhara Youth Association protest against the genocide of the Amhara people in the Omoro region of Ethiopia. They wanted the media to be present, and to spread awareness on this important issue.

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The Calgary Amhara Youth Association (CAYA) protested against the atrocities that are going on in Omoro region of Ethiopia, which are the killings of Amhara people by the government.

A form of genocide, the CAYA want to spread awareness on this issue as not a lot of people know about this. At the same time, a protest about saving small businesses, hosted by Calgary Freedom Central, were in Courthouse park, and marched towards the Amhara protest, or Calgary City Hall rather. They did this and then marched back to the park.

Later, the Amhara protest took to Stephen Avenue and marched down the street; however, they were stopped by the police after walking a block because they did not have the paperwork required to continue to march through Stephen Avenue.