Regime forces kill two at a funeral, Oromo region prepares for Saturday’s massive rally



Photo: Social media

ESAT News (August 3, 2016)

Security forces on Tuesday opened fire at a funeral in Bedesa town, West Hararge, Oromo region, killing two and inflicting injuries to at least 15 others.

The funeral was being held for two individuals who were shot and killed by security forces on Monday during a protest demonstration in the town.

A resident of the town told ESAT on the phone that the brutality of the forces had shocked the people and businesses and government offices have remained closed since Monday.

Witnesses said over 20 people were being treated at the hospital for injuries sustained from the beatings by the security forces.

Meanwhile, the entire Oromo region is gearing up for a massive protest on Saturday. Posts by social media Oromo activists say the huge protest held last Sunday in Gondar, Amhara region, would be repeated in the Oromo region. The activists also warned against any use of force by the regime security, which they said would have devastating consequences.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Gondar took to the streets on Sunday denouncing the regime and expressing solidarity with the people of Oromo in their fight against the tyrannical regime.

Similar protests are also scheduled in Debretabor and Bahir Dar in the Amhara region on Saturday and Sunday respectively.