Tag Archives: California Superior Court

Eritrean “Opposition” Turn to Violence Seeking Attention

EYSC thug member arrested by D.C. police for attempting to vandalize the Eritrean Embassy in Washington D.C.
EYSC thug member arrested by D.C. police for attempting to vandalize the Eritrean Embassy (29 September 2013)

By Semere A.,

When people mention Eritrean opposition groups, for most Eritreans and neutral observers, the Ethiopian regime quickly comes to mind. Yet, even with the support of TPLF, Eritrean opposition groups remain highly fragmented along regional, ethnic, religious, and ideological parameters. Because of their numerous divisions and alarming ties with Addis Ababa, they have failed to gain any real support from Eritreans.

Despite their differences, one area the opposition has thrived in is the internet. The Digital Age has provided them an opportunity to stay visible, even as their followers in the real world continue to dwindle. One group that has seized this opportunity is the Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC).  Continue reading Eritrean “Opposition” Turn to Violence Seeking Attention