Daily Archives: October 24, 2016

Oromia:Popular resistance takes on corporate destruction and repression

Bishoftu, Oromia, October 2.

By RYAN DE LAUREAL

(Monday, October 24, 2016)-The struggles of Ethiopians protesting repression and government-sponsored development programs have gone virtually unreported over the past year — and so has the murder of hundreds of people by the state for taking part in the resistance.

The struggles are centred among the Oromo people — the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, but who have suffered marginalisation and oppression.

Bloomberg reported on October 3 that at least 100 people were killed when security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a crowd at a cultural festival in Oromia, causing a stampede.

Source: Oromia:Popular resistance takes on corporate destruction and repression

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