Addis Commonplace staffs
Addis Abeba, October 12/2020 – “We just buried him, this is a sad day for us. A promising youth’s life cut short, too soon. May Allah have mercy on him and grant his family patience.” stated Hussien (title modified upon request) who spoke to Addis Commonplace after performing Janaza prayers on the Grand Mosque in Roobee on Awal Abdurro. He added, “Nothing is fine or will be fine as long as we live in a police state.”
His statements got here after the looks of a video circulating in social media of what appeared because the forming of a gathering of younger residents of Gown (Roobee), Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State. The gathering quickly was a protest demanding the discharge of all political prisoners and within the twenty seconds video the youth could possibly be heard chanting ‘Free Hamza Borana’. That prompted a response by members of the Oromia Particular Police members at an try to disperse it. Within the quick video members of the Oromia Particular Police are seen operating into the protestors then sounds of gunshots are heard within the background. Quickly after the surfacing of the video, stories on the demise of Awal Abdurro and the harm of one other protester began flooding social media. Addis Commonplace was in a position to verify the demise of Awal Abdurro, the harm of unidentified youth and the arrest of a dozen.
Aman, an eyewitness, for security causes needs to be recognized by his first title solely, was current and on his manner residence from work when he noticed individuals operating in all instructions. He instructed Addis Commonplace over the telephone, “Immediately I knew something was wrong, I took cover inside a nearby coffee shop and I left only when things started calming down. When I reached home I learned of what happened and I went for the funeral prayer. I knew the kid and I wish that his loss isn’t looked over.” When requested in regards to the nature of the protest Aman replied, “What I know is that there are some people arrested, Awal died and another person was injured.”
Addis Commonplace contacted Oromia Particular Police Drive Commander repeatedly for a touch upon the demise, accidents and arrests that occurred in Roobee however it was unsuccessful. AS
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