Ethiopia to restore toppled UK bust of Emperor Haile Selassie, after suffering an attack by Irate Ethiopians | AfriTV Online

An ongoing project has been stipulated at the Ethiopian Embassy in the United Kingdom aimed at restoring the country’s last emperors bust in London Park. In early July, Irate Ethiopians savagely attacked the bust of the Haile Selassie. The incident was...

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Ethiopia to restore toppled UK bust of Emperor Haile Selassie, after suffering an attack by Irate Ethiopians

Published by: Tobiloba Chelsea
07/12/2020 11:55 PM

An ongoing project has been stipulated at the Ethiopian Embassy in the United Kingdom aimed at restoring the country’s last emperors bust in London Park. In early July, Irate Ethiopians savagely attacked the bust of the Haile Selassie. The incident was confirmed by the Metropolitan police, acknowledging an ongoing investigation is underway. 

 

Located in Cannizaro Park, London, the fallen bust stood. Dejected and Demonstrating youth, was completely exasperated by the incident back home in Ethiopia, following the slaying of Hachalu Hundessa, an activist and Oromo artist. Hachalu Hundessa was gunned down in the capital Addis Ababa.

 

Following a site visit by The deputy head of mission, Ababi Demissie, making an official announcement on Friday stated that, “To successfully restore the statue, the Embassy will work alongside the Ethiopian community as well as the local council.”

 

After the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, Remonstrations broke out across the Oromia region and Addis Ababa, as security forces engaged with gangs. Two individuals have since been arrested in connection to the murder of Hachalu.

 

 

 

 

 

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