I was just thinking today that it must have been very difficult moment for Abebe as he sat there right in front of the man who has forced him into exile, imprisoned hundreds of his colleagues and killed thousands of his countrymen, that he could not contain his rage when he heard him speak.
Semira wrote:Thank you revolution. Abebe is a great guy. he did his share and whatever he did is motivational. the rap, ringtone etc that is created out of this incident is viral now and i don't know who, but some faceless ethios have spread it so it reach the younger ethiopian audience on facebook and you-tube. that 8 seconds encounter had created a lot of awareness for the young ethios who are allergic to listening political events
It appears to me that Abebe's sudden displays of anger towards Zenawi was a spontaneous reaction triggered by traumatic memories. No scripts; all pure emotions that all Ethiopians can relate to. It's a very inspirational story of an ordinary Ethiopian man whose extraordinary deeds forced a tyrant to bow down before him in humiliation. As the saying goes, "Heroes are made, not born." And I think Abebe, by his heroic actions, has become a hero in the eyes of all oppressed people in Africa.