Thousands Gather at Pro-Government Rally in Addis Ababa

A huge crowd filled Addis Ababa’s Meskel Square on November 7 for a pro-government rally amid an advance towards the city by forces with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted: “When we stand together, we can overcome anything. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors that paid great sacrifices for us and today we stand committed to laying a solid foundation for generations to come.”

The rally came after the UN Security Council called for a ceasefire in the conflict between state forces and Tigray rebels.

Video by Twitter user @m_beth pans to show the size of the crowd, some of whom are seen draped in national flags. Credit: @m_beth via Storyful

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