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Protesters feared that the Master Plan would further displace Oromo farmers, many of whom have been displaced for development projects over the past decade.Such developments have benefitted a small elite while having a negative impact on local farmers and communities.The vast majority of protesters interviewed described police and soldiers firing indiscriminately into crowds with little or no warning or use of non-lethal crowd-control measures, including water and rubber bullets.Security forces regularly arrested dozens of people at each protest, and in many locations security forces went door-to door-at night arresting students and those accommodating students in their homes.

Students’ access to education, from primary schools to universities, has also been disrupted in many locations because of the presence of security forces in and around schools, because teachers or students have been arrested, or because students are afraid to come to class.The decision of authorities in Ginchi to clear a forest and football field for an investment project triggered protests in at least 400 different locations across all the 17 zones in Oromia.Security forces, according to witnesses, shot into crowds, summarily killing people during mass roundups, and torturing detained protesters.While the European Parliament has passed a strong resolution condemning the crackdown and another resolution has been introduced in the United States Senate, these are exceptions in an otherwise severely muted international response to the crackdown in Oromia.Ethiopian repression poses a serious threat to the country’s long-term stability and economic ambitions.

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