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8 Things You Need To Know About The Oromia Protests In Ethiopia

In  November 2015, protest broke out Oromia state, one of the largest provinces in Ethiopia. Earlier in the protest university students in Oromia clashed with ant-riot police as they rejected plans by the government to expand the capital city Addis Ababa into the state.

The protest quickly turned violent as more people joined the students in the riots. Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global rights agency, estimated that hundreds of people were killed during the protest, busy the Ethiopian government denied this.

The same government clumped down on media reports about the protest and only a few details and images managed to get out through social media. The protest ended in January after the government scrapped its plans to expand Addis Ababa.

Here are eight things you should know about the Oromia protests;

Sources; BBC, Voice of America, Free Speech Radio News See more here


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