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Reports: Ethiopian Forces Crack Down on Oromo Protests, Killing up to 15

HeadlineDec 13, 2017

In Ethiopia, there are reports the government has blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms in the wake of a military crackdown against protests in the Oromia region. Oromo authorities and local news reports say between six and 15 people were killed by security forces on Monday in the Oromia region and that a dozen more were injured. Since 2015, the Oromo people been staging widespread anti-government protests, which began as resistance to the government’s plan to privatize a forest but have since grown into a nationwide campaign against human rights abuses by the Ethiopian government.

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