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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

 

The Grand Oromo Protests August 8, 2016

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A massive Oromia wide Oromo protest was called by activists in Oromia and those in diaspora to take place on August 6, 2016 and it swept the country with millions of protesters marching through towns and cities including Finfine(Addis Ababa) across Oromia, Ethiopia. The mass rallied waving the Oromo liberation flag which is red green red  with sycamore surrounded by sun and  a star at the top which is outlawed by the Tigrean People Liberation Front dominated Ethiopian government.  The demands included stop killing Oromos, free all political prisoners, stop evicting Oromo farmers, make Afaan Oromo an official federal language, justice for the victims of government force killings, remove military out of Oromia, respect the right to self rule in Oromia to name a few. The demonstration was planned to be peaceful as the coordinators advised the Oromo mass to refrain from violence and to avoid attacking government officials and the police.

However, the government deployed forces violently reacted to the protest by brutally beating the protesters and shooting at point blank killing over 60 in different Oromia cities and towns.  Citizens report that several participants were killed cold blooded by ethnic Tigray Agazi forces, and federal forces killing 13 in Asaasaa Arsi zone, 8 in Aawwadaay Hararghe, 5 in Dodolaa Arsi zone, 4 in Addelee East Hararghe, 5 in Haramaya  East Hararghe,  4 in Ambo West Shawa, 4 in Naqamte East Wallaga, 2 in Mandi West Wallaga, 1 in Ghimbi West Wallaga, 1 in Shashimanne Arsi, 2 in Eddoo and 1 in Hirna Hararghe. The social media news indicates the government forces have continued to assassinate Oromo business men across different cities alleging them for funding the protests.

Since the  government responded to the peaceful protests with violence the citizens and the organizers have finally decided to respond to the violence by the government by arming the civilians and warning that everyone has to be ready for self-defense. Organizers are planning to hold all Oromo organizations meeting in diaspora to chart the future roadmap for the Oromo’s struggle for independence. It is expected that the meeting  will be focused on how to empower the Oromo nation for self-defense and to mobilize resources to achieve it.

The Oromo political prisoners including the Oromo Federalist Congress secretary general Beqale Garba have called on the Oromo nation to intensify the struggle. The Oromo Liberation Front chairman Dawud Ibsa also issued a statement calling for an intensified struggle and soliciting more support for OLA.

 

https://oromianeconomist.com/2016/08/08/%e2%80%8eoromoprotests%e2%80%ac-tarkaanfii-itti-aanu/

https://oromianeconomist.com/2016/08/06/oromia-grand-oromoprotests-rally/

 

A massive Oromia wide Oromo protest was called by activists in Oromia and those in diaspora to take place on August 6, 2016 and it swept the country with millions of protesters marching through towns and cities including Finfine(Addis Ababa) across Oromia, Ethiopia. The mass rallied waving the Oromo liberation flag which is red green red  with sycamore surrounded by sun and  a star at the top which is outlawed by the Tigrean People Liberation Front dominated Ethiopian government.  The demands included stop killing Oromos, free all political prisoners, stop evicting Oromo farmers, make Afaan Oromo an official federal language, justice for the victims of government force killings, remove military out of Oromia, respect the right to self rule in Oromia to name a few. The demonstration was planned to be peaceful as the coordinators advised the Oromo mass to refrain from violence and to avoid attacking government officials and the police.However, the government deployed forces violently reacted to the protest by brutally beating the protesters and shooting at point blank killing over 60 in different Oromia cities and towns.  Citizens report that several participants were killed cold blooded by ethnic Tigray Agazi forces, and federal forces killing 13 in Asaasaa Arsi zone, 8 in Aawwadaay Hararghe, 5 in Dodolaa Arsi zone, 4 in Addelee East Hararghe, 5 in Haramaya  East Hararghe,  4 in Ambo West Shawa, 4 in Naqamte East Wallaga, 2 in Mandi West Wallaga, 1 in Ghimbi West Wallaga, 1 in Shashimanne Arsi, 2 in Eddoo and 1 in Hirna Hararghe. The social media news indicates the government forces have continued to assassinate Oromo business men across different cities alleging them for funding the protests.Since the  government responded to the peaceful protests with violence the citizens and the organizers have finally decided to respond to the violence by the government by arming the civilians and warning that everyone has to be ready for self-defense. Organizers are planning to hold all Oromo organizations meeting in diaspora to chart the future roadmap for the Oromo’s struggle for independence. It is expected that the meeting  will be focused on how to empower the Oromo nation for self-defense and to mobilize resources to achieve it.The Oromo political prisoners including the Oromo Federalist Congress secretary general Beqale Garba have called on the Oromo nation to intensify the struggle. The Oromo Liberation Front chairman Dawud Ibsa also issued a statement calling for an intensified struggle and soliciting more support for OLA.We will continue to follow up and update as the news unfold back in Oromia.

Source: The Grand Oromo Protests