“Oromo-Norwegians, representing the ethnic Oromo of Oromia in Ethiopia demonstrates this afternoon at a meeting organized by the Ethiopian authorities at the SAS hotel by Holberg place in Oslo.
Around 150 people had turned up to protest the event.
” It does not go peacefully. We must try to keep them away from the hotel entrance”, said operations manager of the Oslo police Hilde Walsø to Dagbladet 15.30 o’clock
Then no one was arrested.
-”It was decided that we would go to the arrests, but then they got one last chance, and when they chose to break up the demonstration, said Walsø.
During the selection, as it was not sought permission for, a total of 11 people arrested for public nuisance. No one was injured.
Oromia is a region in Ethiopia, with an estimated 27 million people. Oromo have their own language, and is the largest of the 80 different ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Yet they are largely sidelined politically.
(Google Translation) (AP) Police come out with great force to gain control of a demonstration against the Ethiopian authorities outside the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo.
Sunday afternoon promoted major police forces out to stop a group of Ethiopians to take into Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo.
Police said the demonstration was illegal and eleven people were arrested for public nuisance.
– It was originally announced a lawful demonstration outside Galleri Oslo, where the Ethiopian ambassador in Stockholm to participate in a meeting. When the meeting was canceled, was the demonstration outside the hotel, says operations manager Sven-Martin I told VG.
The protesters had first told to pull themselves away from the hotel across the street.
– They stood pressed against the doors of the hotel and we gave them permission to retire, I say.
The police came out with twelve police cars and dogs to keep track of the demonstrators.