A panel discussion that focused on the current political, economic and social atmosphere in Ethiopia was held in Mekelle University last week. At the conference, representatives of Arena, an opposition party established by former TPLF members were present. The meeting also included members of the TPLF, the former core member of the ruling EPRDF coalition, such as Ato Sebhat Nega and Ato Getachew Reda. In the discussion, a leading member of ARENA Party, Amdom Gebreselassie, has criticized EPRDF/TPLF saying that the party has never respected the constitution and has not been a democratic government. But as he spoke, TPLF members at the meeting, including the former TPLF chairman Sibhat Nega and followers, disrupted his speech by clapping nonstop. Amdom spoke with Mereja TV about the incident. He said that the TPLF’s autocratic behavior will never change and the actions of the leaders show their true colors.