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Telesurtv: Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Dissent: Police Attack #OromoProtests August 9, 2016

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Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Dissent: Police Attack Oromo Protests

  • Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration over what they say is unfair distribution of wealth in the country at Meskel Square in Ethiopia

    Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration over what they say is unfair distribution of wealth in the country at Meskel Square in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Aug. 6, 2016. | Photo: Reuters


The protests have left hundreds dead and thousands jailed.

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police Saturday in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa after campaigners called for nationwide protests due to what they say is an unfair distribution of wealth in the country.

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Violence broke out as police tried to stop several hundred chanting protesters from accessing the historic Meskel square.

The demonstrations started as a small-scale student protest over the government’s plan to expand Addis Ababa into adjacent farm lands of Oromiya, Ethiopia’s largest constitutionally autonomous state.

Now they have evolved into a series of large and bloody demonstrations against the government, leaving hundreds dead and thousands jailed.

On Friday, two people were killed in similar clashes with police in Ethiopia’s ancient city of Gonder. The violence broke out when police brought one of the leaders of the land campaign movement to court.

Protestors chanting “Freedom!”

Chief administrator of the Amhara region, Gedu Andargachew, has declared the protests illegal and said security services will take measures against those who take part.

In a country known for cracking down on dissent, the public protests are rare.

But tensions over the status of Wolkayt — a stretch of land that protestors from the region of Amhara say were illegal incorporated in the  neighbouring Tigray region — have been embroiling for at least the past 25 years.

The issue first resulted in violence two weeks ago when throngs of people in Gonder protested against an attempt to arrest Wolkayt campaigners.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ethiopias-Crackdown-on-Dissent-Police-Attack-Oromo-Protests–20160806-0017.html


Related Reports by other media:-

http://unpo.org/article/19363

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37015055

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608080011.html

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/ethiopia-protests-160806132205709.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37004725

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/08/07/At-least-6-dead-in-Ethiopian-anti-government-protests/8141470581414/

http://www.ibtimes.com/ethiopia-protest-august-2016-amid-internet-ban-rally-against-government-leaves-least-2398668

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/08/07/478855/Ethiopia-antigovernment-protests-Addis-Ababa-Oromo

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/about-50-killed-in-anti-govt-protesters-ethiopia-police-clashes-over-weekend/story-yUzFHncaVKkI4jTnSEQs5M.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3729582/Dozens-killed-weekend-Ethiopia-protests-opposition-diplomat.html

http://www.voanews.com/content/weekend-protests-across-ethiopia-leave-more-that-12-dead/3455351.html

https://www.ft.com/content/2e44d82e-5d55-11e6-a72a-bd4bf1198c63

Ethiopia:Bahir Dar & Entire Oromo region Gears up for Weekend Protests

http://www.myjoyonline.com/world/2016/August-7th/several-killed-as-ethiopia-police-clash-with-protesters.php

http://saharareporters.com/2016/08/08/least-100-killed-protests-ethiopia

Protester deaths grip Ethiopia amid mass demonstrations, internet blackout

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/opposition-leader-deadly-violence-ethiopia-likely-get-worse-n625721

http://www.euronews.com/2016/08/08/ethiopian-security-forces-kill-scores-of-people-in-weekend-of-protests

http://allafrica.com/stories/201608081276.html

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/104-killed-in-ethiopia-anti-government-protests-116080900085_1.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3726998/Dozens-arrested-Ethiopia-anti-government-protest.html

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/world/ethopian-government-switches-internet-amid-political-unrest

http://www.dw.com/en/dozens-killed-in-weekend-protests-across-ethiopia/a-19456204

http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/dozens-killed-in-ethiopian-protests-2054779

Nearly 100 dead in Ethiopia protests – Amnesty

http://www.innercitypress.com/ethiopia10oromo080816.html

 

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