ESAT News (January 13, 2016)
A little girl was shot and killed today in Ambo town as Ethiopian regime forces started shooting at people who gathered for the burial of Abdeta Olansa, a young man killed by the regime in a recent protest. A student at the Dire Dawa University, who is yet to be identified, was also shot and killed.
Protest in the Oromia region of Ethiopia against government economic and political repression of the Oromos, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, has continued today despite announcement by an Oromo party affiliated with the ruling coalition that the “integrated master plan” that triggered the two months protest has been put to a halt.
The Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization (OPDO) announced on Tuesday that the plan to widen the capital city’s limit to the surrounding farming community has been put on halt. The protest however continued as students protest was not just against the “master plan” but 25 years of economic and political marginalization perpetrated by the minority regime against the Oromos.
Students at Ambo and Dire Dawa Universities continued their protest today. Sources also said Samuel Tesema, the son of a member of the Oromo Federalist Congress, an opposition political party, has been hospitalized after being shot by the regime’s forces.