Mengistu Zegeye is a well-known poet, legal expert and political activist. He is a prominent figure on social media. In an interview with Mereja TV, Mengistu said that he was assaulted yesterday by members of National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) in the northern Ethiopian town of Dessie. He has reported the event to police and they are investigating. Mereja TV tried to contact the party’s chairman Dr. Dessalegn Chanie and PR Head Ato Christian Tadele but they were unavailable.