There are now reports of massive demonstrations across the Republic of Ethiopia. Where there alleged mass killings of civilians of up to a 150. That number is not verified. Only about 7 or 8 is verified. This has all happen after the assassination of Haacaaluu Hundeessa yesterday in Addis Ababa. Today the state have also arrested key Oromo leaders. These being Jawar (OMN), Gudina (OPC) and Ayana (OLF).
The internet is blocked. The police is shooting at civilians and there are demonstrations in the Republic as a result of the killing of the popular singer and activist Hundeessa.
We know the realities are dire when the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is claiming the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Egyptian are inciting this violence. Not that it has anything to do with the steady police brutality and violence against citizens. It is state sponsored violence and the PM trying to deflect that.
There is also unverified reports that 20 Amhara civilians have been killed inside the Oromia region. This with the unverified deaths of the 150 civilians in total.
There are also reports of demonstrations in Addis Ababa, Adama (Nazret), Chiro and in Harar. In Addis Ababa there is fires, not only of tires in the streets, but also of houses and shops. In the capital its also unverified reports of use of explosives.
There is also reports of a possible rift between the army as they are trying to free Mohammed Jawar from custody (Ogaden Online).
There is also reports that the police is battling protest in several of districts. This what we do know now, as the connection and reports are not steady coming out of the republic.
We should worry about the actions made by the state today. It is a clear sign that the Emperor is naked. The dark days are back and the gloves are all off. The internet blockade, the police brutality and uncertainty of how many has fallen. While the leadership of the opposition is behind bars. This is just like in the past. Just with a new head. The almighty Abiy. Peace.