6 dead as protests surge again in Ethiopia: Official

6 dead as protests surge again in Ethiopia: Official

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – An Ethiopian official says protests in the restive Oromia region left six people dead Wednesday as anti-government demonstrations return to some parts of the East African country.

Oromia regional official Abiy Ahmed says more than 30 people were injured in clashes in Shashamane town and an area called Boke. He did not say who was responsible for the killings.

Blogger and university lecturer Seyoum Teshome says more than 15,000 people rallied again Thursday in Wolisso town against the country’s ruling elite. He says it was mostly peaceful.

Ethiopia in August lifted a 10-month state of emergency imposed after widespread protests.

Oromia is the country’s largest federal state and has seen large anti-government protests since the end of 2015. Rights groups say several hundred people were killed in a government crackdown.


  1. Four or any number of martyrs murdered by the woyane-neftegnas will only result in their replacements by 40 million new freedom fighters. It shows the woyane-neftegnas are desperate and hanging by the thread. That is right!! It is the new name for the current oppressors of my Oromos. They are those formerly known as woyanes only and they have upgraded themselves to the Menelik grade neftegna level. The old neftegnas are harmless now to my Oromos and either they have stayed neutral or even fighting along my Oromo Liberation Army. You can see the newly named woyane-neftegnas here picking on our big brother and benefactor IIlmaa Gosaa President Afewerki. They are throwing up all over here by saying ‘Shabia’ this and ‘Tigre’ that. These faceless dirt bags are Oromo-Eritrea-President Isaias hating woyane-netegnas racists themselves. Get out of here!!!

    So from now on remember that the new and the number one enemy of my Oromo people are called Woyane-neftegnas. Anyone who says only neftegna is the woyane-neftegna cadre him/herself here among us. Let’s chase them out of here!!!
    The latest news from Oromia, Gojjamia, Gondaria and Ogadenia is very happy one. All of them are now 95% liberated from the woyane-neftegna satanic regime by their gallant children. So Oromia is coming!! Gojjamia is coming!! Gondaria is coming!! Ogadenia is coming!!! Four newly minted Democratic Republics are coming!!!! Let’s be ready for the grandest party of all time. I will sell my service stations and ask you to join me at the inauguration gala at Finfine in just a few weeks. Like they said – You can take this to the bank!!!! Start packing up now!!!!