Oromo Protesters Claim US Gov Turning Blind Eye To Worsening Situation

Oromo Protesters Claim US Government Turning Blind Eye Toward Worsening Situation in Ethiopia

Oromo Protesters Claim US Government Turning Blind Eye Toward Worsening Situation in Ethiopia

SYRACUSE, N.Y.  (TWC News) — Members of the Oromo community, which is the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, protested Friday in Syracuse to raise awareness in Central New York toward the situation in the African country.

Protesters say the Oromos are being displaced by Ethiopia’s minority-led dictatorship, and the United States government is supporting the Ethiopian government. Protesters claim the Ethiopian government is taking Oromo land for the capitol.

“It’s not like they’re letting them or moving them to a stable place or even giving them a place to stay. It’s either you leave or you get killed, so when the Oromo people are saying this is our ancestor’s land and we’re not going to leave, the Ethiopian government is opening fire and killing all of the Oromo children out there,” said Habiba Brou, Oromo Community of Syracuse.

Protesters said they’re hoping the exposure will cause the U.S. government to act. They say they have already been to the White House and the United Nations.

One Response to Oromo Protesters Claim US Gov Turning Blind Eye To Worsening Situation

  1. Jimma January 9, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    This should be done in every country and states. When you talk about the U.S., think about all institutions by and large influenced by United States government like IMF, USAID and the World Bank. Financial aids coming from anyone of these sources given to the regime could be diverted to strengthen security apparatus. We need to mobile the people once again to request each donor country about actions taken to curb injustice in Ethiopia. A collective action makes more sense. Growth figure reported by the World Bank is also far from the reality in the ground. Tens of millions people still need food aid. The Oromo people, Ethiopian people in general are not responsible to pay loan being provided to dictator regime. This is the time to talk to each government on actions taken (if any) to reverse the atrocities being committed by the regime on civilians.

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