'Stop the killing!': farmland development scheme sparks fatal clashes in Ethiopia | Bilisummaa.com Oromia Shall Be Free. Dhimma Sabaa
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‘Stop the killing!’: farmland development scheme sparks fatal clashes in Ethiopia

As government plans to build on Oromo farmland around Addis Ababa spark widespread protests, an increasingly brutal crackdown by the government has sparked fears that excessive force may become the norm

he protesters wrapped the two bodies in blankets and plastic sheeting. On top, they placed pieces of paper with the names of the dead, alongside the bullet casings from the weapons that had just killed them. Then the chanting began: “There is no democracy, there is no justice.”

This was the scene in Wolenkomi, a town in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, on Tuesday, shortly after security forces fired into a crowd protesting at plans to develop farmland surrounding the capital, Addis Ababa. At least four people were killed. Read More Here

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