@SoccerNPolitics @EthioMatrix @meetyoel Our wish was never to be under Tigrinya rule and under a state that’s denying our rights in our own homeland. We wished to be united with our Afars across the border. Majority of Afar in Dankalia didn’t vote to be part of Eritrea. Stop trying to be the gatekeeper of Afar.
@SoccerNPolitics @EthioMatrix @meetyoel The fact you said Afars in Eritrea think “different” to those Afars in Ethiopia, just shows how uneducated you are about Afar people and their history. you only care about the Region we inhabit in doesn’t break away from “Eritrea” but don’t care about Afar being ethnic cleansed.
@SoccerNPolitics @EthioMatrix @meetyoel I am actually from Assab City. I was born there. Yet I don’t think differently from My Afar people in Afar. We only asked for our rights to live and have rights over our own indigenous homeland, we have inhabited for centuries yet we were systematically displaced, ethnic cleansed
@SoccerNPolitics @EthioMatrix @meetyoel Indigenous Afar have been systematically displaced from their ancestral lands, and especially Assab outskirts because the eritrean gvt doesn't recognize pastoralist ownership over land.
@SoccerNPolitics @EthioMatrix @meetyoel We want equal rights for all ethnic groups in Eritrea but we also want autonomy in our homeland not a state that dictates how we should rule ourselves and pretend like Eritrea’s government killing Afar people is ok and pretend we love Eritrea for the sake of the evil regime, no.
@SoccerNPolitics @EthioMatrix @meetyoel “9 tribes & one people” doesn’t actually exist, it’s only for political purposes.
@SoccerNPolitics @EthioMatrix @meetyoel I believe in the self preservation of Afar people in Dankalia, Eritrea.

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