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Ethiopia: Oromia Region Observing a 3-day General Strike and Anti-Government Protests

Ethiopia’s Oromia youth “Qeerroo” began a 3-day general strike today … has the potential to escalate into a full-blown anti-government protest

Ethiopia at a standstill. A 3-day general strike is underway throughout the Oromia region of Ethiopia as well as reports of continued protests in several cities and towns.

BY AFRICA NEWS

Several towns across Ethiopia’s Oromia region religiously observed the start of a general strike. According to reports, the strike was called by the youth (Qeerroo) in the region.

The streets of most towns are deserted as people have largely remained indoors. Shop owners have also kept their businesses closed across the board. The youth are calling for the unconditional release of all political prisoners held by the government. Continue reading Ethiopia: Oromia Region Observing a 3-day General Strike and Anti-Government Protests