Ethiopia’s Oromo protest, demand freedom for jailed leaders

Ethiopia’s Oromo protest, demand freedom for jailed leaders

Oromos protest against the government and call for the release of prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and others, during the annual Irreecha festival in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, on Saturday celebrated the annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha, marking the end of winter where people thank God for the blessings of the past year and wish prosperity for the coming year. (AP Photo) (Uncredited/AP)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, protested Saturday against the government and called for the release of jailed opposition figures as they gathered in the capital for their annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha.

Scores of people in the center of Addis Ababa chanted slogans such as “Down, down Abiy!” a reference to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, after performing ritual ceremonies to mark the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the harvest in Oromia state.

They also chanted support for Oromo opposition politician Jawar Mohammed, who was arrested last year following an outbreak of deadly violence sparked by the death of a popular Oromo singer. He remains behind bars along with several others, accused of terrorism. Activists claim their detention is politically motivated

Published by Woyanay Tigray Media

This Websites for the support of the people of Tigray and for the various ideas on the human and democratic rights of all Ethiopian nationalities.the equality of the Ethiopian people has always been a victory for the TPLF and the people of Tigray. Therefore, we will only distribute the TPLF’s contribution to the country to our people. We will discuss various realities of the people of Tigray as well as the heroism of Tigray and the positive issues we need to support for our government in Tigray. The heroism of the TPLF, the TPLF is a real and heroic party built by political elites who will not betray the country and sell it to the enemy.

%d bloggers like this: