Ethnic Oromo students have been out on the streets of Addis Ababa, protesting against a new urban development plan unveiled in April. The students say the city’s master plan would allow the developers to swallow up surrounding Oromo towns and rural villages. On Tuesday, Oromo organizations around the globe, including the Oromo Community Association of Chicago, will hold marches to show their support of fellow students in Ethiopia. We’ll talk with Ahmed Badasso, current president for the Oromo Community Association of Chicago and Seenaa Jimjimo, an advisor to the Oromo Community Association of Chicago. They are helping to organize the Chicago event.
PHOTO: Flickr/theglobalmovement: Ethiopian security forces have opened fire on Oromo students at Jimma, Haromaya, Ambo, Wollega, Bule Hora, Madawalabu, Metu, Adama and Dire Dawa universities during peaceful protests killing at least 28 protesters. At least 10 students were killed in Ambo