Anti-govt protests continue in Ethiopia as two killed in Chancho

ESAT News (October 16, 2017)

Protests continued for the second week in Ethiopia’s Oromo region as Agazi forces of the regime killed two people in Chancho, 32 miles north of the capital Addis Ababa.

Protests continue in Jimma, Chancho, Sululta and Metu on Monday. Witnesses say in Metu, the local police and officials have taken part in the protests that denounce the TPLF rule. Witnesses also told ESAT that various ethnic groups including Amharas and Gurages joined the Oromos in protesting the TPLf regime.

In Chancho, protesters set ablaze a fuel truck and another truck belonging to the Walia beer factory in response to the killing of two residents by the Agazi special forces of the regime.

At least a dozen people have been killed since protests resumed last week in the Oromo region. Security forces killed hundreds of people in protests last year.