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Oromo people protest U.S. aid to Ethiopian government

Muzayan Kubsa, a Sioux Falls man originally from Ethiopia, does not want his U.S. tax dollars to aid his home country’s government.

He’s not alone.

Kubsa is one of about 2,500 people in Sioux Falls who are Oromo, an ethnic group from Ethiopia. The Oromo community is upset, Kubsa said, because the government in Ethiopia has been seizing land from local farmers without compensating them.

In Ethiopia, dozens of students have been injured and a number have been killed over the past few weeks as protests continue to be met with violenc, according to Al Jazeera reports. The students are protesting a plan that calls for expansion of the capital into lands owned by Oromo people. For More Read Here

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