This is a march for life. This is a march calling for immediate cease to the indiscriminate killing of our people, young and old, male and female, worker and farmer, everywhere.
This is a march for freedom of the mass of Oromo bodies that have congested in Ethiopia’s jails. This is a march against torture of our citizens.
This is a march for voice, for the people’s truth. This is a march to be heard. This is a march for rights. This is a march for our natural rights to life, liberty, equality-in-dignity, and security of the person.
Awol K. Allo, Special to CNN Updated 1835 GMT (0235 HKT) August 9, 2016 Photos: What’s behind the Oromo protests? Ethnic Oromos from Mogor town, West Shewa Zone, participating in the nationwide protest on August 6 2015. Story highlights Ethiopia is facing a mounting crisis over treatment of Oromo people More than 100 people diedRead More
(#GrandMarch4Oromia, 8 August 2016) At least sixty people were killed during fresh clashes between police and anti-government protesters in more than 200 Oromia cities and towns since 6 August 2016. Saturday’s grand rally was called by Oromo activists to express deep-seated mass grievances, country-wide anguish and suffering, widespread violation of rights that is perpetrated byRead More
(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 7, UPI) — At least six people are dead after hundreds of protesters clashed Saturday in Addis Ababa over what demonstrators perceive as unfair distribution of wealth in Ethiopia. The protests turned violent when police tried to prevent a few hundred chanting protesters from entering the historic Meskel Square in theRead More
Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) At least six people have reportedly lost their lives and dozens of others been detained in anti-government protests in Ethiopia. The fatalities were announced by locals, who said they occurred during two days of rallies on Friday andRead More
(GrandMarch4Oromia, 7 August 2016) At least fifty people have been reported killed over two days of protests in Oromia while dozens were arrested in the capital, Addis Ababa. A source indicated that more than fifty people were killed and dozens of others have been detained in anti-government protests on Saturday in Oromia. Ethiopian authorities would not confirmRead More
For Immediate Release August 5, 2016 The Grand Oromia Rally is a national act of protest by the Oromo and non-Oromo citizens of Ethiopia to gather in unison to express deep-seated mass grievances, country-wide anguish and suffering, widespread violation of rights that is perpetrated by the TPLF regime over the past several decades. InRead More
Today, Oromia marches. To demand justice. To lament the suffering of its people. To mourn its dead. To voice its horror, anger, and rage in the face of an act of State terror. This is a march for peace, justice, and voice. This is a march for life. This is a march calling for immediateRead More