Vendor killed, musician injured after police attack opposition supporters in Oromia

Police in Ethiopia launched an attack on opposition party supporters in the Oromia Region on Saturday, killing one person and arresting and injuring scores more. Just hours after the date for Ethiopia’s parliamentary elections was announced, the Oromia Liyu police raided the inauguration of an Oromia Liberation Front (OLF) office in Welenchiti, firing live bullets and tear gas, killing one OLF supporter who was a clothes vendor. Later that day, police arrested around 30 guests at a hotel launch party in Burayu and drove them to a sports stadium where…

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