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Ethiopia's Black Saturday: 23 November 1974

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by Eduardo Byrono
On the fateful night of Saturday 23 November 1974, exactly 40 years ago today, 60 prominent Ethiopians, government ministers and high ranking military officers from the just collapsed kingdom of Emperor HaileSelassie were executed by the Marxist junta’s firing squad.
Even though they have never been tried in a court for any crime, they were accused of corruption and gunned down.
The Ethiopian history has marked this day As “Black Saturday” and as we always say “no one deserves to be forgotten.” Regardless of who they were or what they meant to our society, they deserve to be remembered. Rest in peace.
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