In a later interview, Haacaaluu revealed that he had come to that event knowing the power of his message and the resistance/revolution that it represented. He understood that EPRDF government stalwarts, including those to be in attendance, would be highly offended by his gerarsaa, but the youth would be inspired. He was committed to conveying the message for the people and especially for the youth in the audience. He was always prepared to face the consequences of exposing unjust conditions. The performance rocked the house.
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