Date: Saturday, 02 September 2023
The story of clashes between Eritreans on German soil has collapsed. At the meeting of the Hessian interior committee on Friday in Wiesbaden, the FDP parliamentary group submitted an urgent report request for "processing the riots at the Eritrea Festival". At the beginning of July there were violent attacks on police officers and the event in Gießen, and the city was in a state of emergency for days. As the FDP spokesman for domestic policy, Jörg-Uwe Hahn, subsequently announced in a press release, "it was confirmed today that the person who reported the counter-demonstration came from Ethiopia". What is meant is Tsehainesh Kiros, who has so far posed as an opposition Eritrean who is demonstrating against the "dictatorial president".
The statement by Interior Minister Peter Beuth (CDU) on Kiros now confirms - at least in part - the allegations that the violent mobs, which have also attacked international Eritrea festivals, are Ethiopians. Because they speak the same language, it is easy for them to pretend to be Eritrean refugees and be granted asylum because of this. It can be assumed that "the perpetrators of violence are violent groups led by the probably extremist organization 'Brigade N'Hamedu' from Tigray (Northern Ethiopia)," Hahn also said.