Ethiopia protests block roads, shut businesses

ADDIS ABABA: Businesses were closed and stone-wielding men blocked roads near Ethiopia‘s capital on Tuesday in the latest anti-government protest by the Oromo people, the country’s largest ethnicity.
It is the second day of a three-day strike called by the Oromo people and follows a nationwide state of emergency last year after protests turned deadly.

“Without any mistakes or any wrongdoing, our people are being chained. In our own country, we are considered as second class citizens,” said Dina Abdela.

He and other young men had blocked one of the major roads heading northwest from the capital Addis Ababa.

On the city’s outskirts, businesses were shut and most cars stayed off the road, with a protester striking a vehicle carrying AFP journalists with a rock at a makeshift roadblock near the town of Burayu to the west of Addis Ababa.

No deaths were reported but a protester in Burayu told AFP that one man was injured during clashes when…

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