in 1937, Ethiopian patriots were massacred and imprisoned
indiscriminately, en masse by Italian occupation forces as a retaliation
against an assassination attempt on the Viceroy of so-called Italian
East Africa, Marshal Rodolfo Graziani - also known as "the Butcher of
Fezzan", for the executions of Libyans he ordered while military
governor of Cyrenaica in North Africa. As a result, more than 30,000
Ethiopian civilians were massacred.
Benito Mussolini's 'Black Shirt'
troops massacred millions of Ethiopians in their fierce attempt to
colonize and bring Ethiopia under Italian rule. This, however, could
never succeed as a result of the strong resistance by Ethiopian
The Monument of
Yekatit 12 Martyrs, which stands at the center of Addis Ababa at Sidist
Kilo, was erected in commemoration of those who were massacred on this
My Their Souls Rest In Eternal Peace!
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