80 Oromo students arrested at Bahir Dar University

Elias Kifle | March 9th, 2009

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) reports that the brutal Woyanne regime in Ethiopia has arrested 80 Oromo students who are attending Bahir Dar university.

The Woyanne gunmen took the action following a protest by Oromo students against ethnic slurs by supporters of the regime.

A report by OLF said that the Woyanne regime’s Federal Police are currently hunting down more Oromo students in Bahir Dar, the capital city of the Amhara killil (region).

It has to be noted that almost all of the Oromo students who are now assigned to the Amhara regional state for university education were educated in Afan Oromo and English alone, and hence do not speak Amharic at all, and even those who can barely speak Amharic can easily be identified and are seen as aliens in the Bahir Dar town and in the entire Amhara regional state, according to the OLF News. Consequently, the students have nowhere to escape and are being brutalized by the regime’s security forces.