Following a meeting held in early July, the president of the Tigray National Regional State (TNRS), Debretsion Gebremichael, has warned the office of the prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali that the government has a duty to maintain constitutional order. The meeting had been convened in the immediate wake of the pro-government marches on 1 July during which demonstrators in the Amhara region had flown the former Ethiopian national flag, which the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) views as a symbol of domination over the Amhara ethnic community.
Moreover, manifestations of anti-Tigrayan sentiment were observed in certain towns in that region. The TNRS has therefore urged the federal government to uphold the constitution, which in the view of the Tigrayans has been violated, stressing that a failure to do so will plunge the country into a major political crisis. In view of all of this, Debretsion Gebremichael has called on Tigrayans to be vigilant and to save the country from the threat of disintegration.