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Shots Fired Inside Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C. [Video]

Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C. 

Shots Fired Inside Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

At least three shots were fired by a TPLF security personal inside the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C., according to video footage by ESAT.

The shots were fired around 12:15 PM after Ethiopian protesters stormed the compound and demanded an end to TPLF dictatorship, repression and the torture of political prisoners back in Ethiopia.

Reports indicate the embassy personnel brandishing and firing the gun was arrested by Secret Service agents outside the Ethiopian Embassy.

No one was reportedly injured in the incident.

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  1. That guy with the Gun cornered like a rat. hahahaha...

  2. Alec you,
    Thanks for the good laugh.
    Believe me he will be cornered with a machine gun or even inside an armored tank.

  3. proud of you wadi woyni, ata jegna. sira tigrawayi eba arakayomi. abi siraomi eko athshitkayomi natomi this faggots cannot even face a single security guard leave alone the mighty TPLF. They thought this was like eritrean embassy in Tigray adayi, adi jeganu.. we love you, it is an honor to die defending you..

  4. Salute wodi woyni ambasa sihden. such a brave security guard can only come from the wombs of Tigray. Tigray is proud of you wadi woyni jegna..

  5. its amazing how delusional your people are, just re-watch the video again and what do you see? well i see Ethiopia united and speaking with one voice flying their flag high and standing against this terrorist and regionalist servant of foreign powers. and guess what as Alec you put it weyani 'with the gun cornered like a rat'

  6. A man was taken into custody after he fired a handgun outside the Ethiopian embassy in Washington, D.C., Monday afternoon, the Secret Service said.

    In a video taken by ESAT TV that captured the incident, the man, wearing a dark suit and holding a silver handgun, is seen pointing the weapon at others who try and reason with him during the confrontation, which occurred during a protest at the embassy. The Secret Service said it was called to the embassy at 12:15 p.m. on a report of “possible shots fired,” but in the video he fires a single shot. It is not clear whether the gun was fired at anyone or in the air.

    No one was injured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. The name of the man who was detained was not immediately released. The Ethiopian embassy is located in a cluster of embassy buildings near the University of the District of Columbia, about four miles from the White House.

  7. Gunshots were fired during a protest Monday afternoon at the Ethiopian Embassy in Northwest D.C.

    Witnesses say they heard up to four gunshots, and while some of the protesters ran for safety, others did not budge.

    Much of the chaotic scene was captured on camera by ESAT, an Ethiopian television network.

    On the video, a man is seen clearly holding up a gun. At times, he is pointing it at several people who can be heard shouting things. They are calling him a coward, a liar, and then a shot is fired. But it doesn't seem to stop the crowd.

    It turns out the man with the gun is an Ethiopian national and security guard at the embassy. He was trying to keep protestors at bay.

    The protesters were there demonstrating against the government's practices. It is a frequent occurrence, but on this day, some of the protesters came onto embassy grounds and tried to storm the building. Witnesses say they even took down the flag.

    The guard fired shots. No one was hit or injured, but one of the bullets did hit a woman's car parked on the street. It shattered her front window.

    Mesfin Bezu is an Ethiopian journalist who has covered the protests at the embassy in the past. He says while he does not condone the shooting, he believes some of the protesters crossed the line and provoked the guard.

    “This guy, I heard several times he received several threats from the same people, so maybe when they approached him, he was scared for his life and probably that's why he fired the shots,” he said. “But still to be honest with you, I would refrain from doing that.”

    The guard was questioned and detained by Secret Service.

    The investigation continues, but we are told no one was arrested.

  8. The U.S. Secret Service detained a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.
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    Image from video shows the purported gunman outside the Ethiopian embassy. (Photo: ESAT/YouTube)
    Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in an e-mailed statement that Secret Service officers received a report of shots fired near the embassy around 12:15 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, officers detained a man believed to be the shooter.
    The man's name was not released. The Secret Service said there were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.
    The embassy is at 3506 International Drive in Northwest Washington. There was no immediate answer at a main embassy telephone number Monday afternoon.
    A protest was apparently taking place outside the embassy when the gunshots were fired. A video of the incident was posted to YouTube by Ethiopian Satellite TV. (Watch the video in the player below.)

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  9. Embassy security officer detained after shooting at protesters

    Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 06:09 PM ed

    By Abebe Gellaw

    Dozens of peaceful protesters who descended on the Ethiopian Embassy, located in North West Washington D.C., to protest recent massacres in Ogaden and Gambela regions were met with gunshots in the embassy compound. U.S. Secret Service announced earlier today that it had detained a man in connection with the shooting incident.

    Embassy insiders named the shooter as Solomon “Wodi Weyni”, who is said to be a security chief at the Ethiopian embassy. The man is said to be a member of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the core of the ruling ethnic junta.

    While Shimelis Terefe, a D.C-based activist, was trying to hoist the widely popular Ethiopian flag that does not bear the emblem of the TPLF regime, Wodi Weyni started shooting without any warning. When the protesters confronted him and demanded him to put down his gun, he fired more shots threatening to kill them. According to the protesters, at least three shots were fired and a car parked nearby was hit by a bullet.

    One of the protesters, Yohaness Gurmu, described the scene as chaotic when the unarmed protesters boldly confronted the security chief. “The man continued brandishing his gun and shooting towards us. But we did not disperse in fear even if he was threatening to kill us.”

    Ambassador Girma Birru and a few embassy staff members reportedly came rushing and took the shooter inside the embassy building. But U.S. Secret Service agents and the police reportedly arrived on the scene within a few minutes. State Department officials were also said to be on scene to investigate the incident.

    Inside the lobby, the activists, who were holding pictures of jailed journalists and bloggers, repeatedly chanted “freedom!freedom!freedom.”

    U.S. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in a statement emailed to reporters that the agency investigated a report of shots fired around 12:15 p.m. Monday. “They detained a man believed to be the shooter,” he said.

    The embassy, which was temporarily sealed off by the police, did not answer repeated phone calls.

  10. LOL erilion,
    Hangolen abey alo ilkayo, bgenzeb lmano indyen sekhiren woyane LOL

  11. yup, so funny. even with the gun woy'ane are chicken shit. hahahaha....

  12. kkkk these people are sponsored by Eritrea. We Ethiopians are in development. Good luck


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