Message from election board


A female student who said she managed to escape the attack told AFP earlier this month that the gunmen behind it targeted students who didn’t speak the Oromo language, including many from Amhara like herself.


She said the gunmen identified themselves as members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), which claims to champion the interests of the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest.


The group is split between a political wing headquartered in Addis Ababa and a breakaway military wing active in western and southern Oromia. The government has not said who it believes is responsible for the attack.


Tuesday’s protests occurred in Bahir Dar, the Amhara regional capital, and at least seven other cities, according to the state-affiliated Amhara Mass Media Agency

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