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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Teachers, students strike defying martial law
ESAT News (November 9, 2016)
Teachers and students in Mota, East Gojam in the northern Ethiopia went on strike defying the six month state of emergency declared in October.
The strike came after a teacher by the name Solomon was detained by authorities. The authorities accused Solomon of encouraging teachers and students to protest against the regime.
Tensions were high in the town as authorities threaten to take action against teachers and students if they don’t resume classes immediately.
Meanwhile, 70 people were arrested in the last few days in Finote Selam accused of what security forces say coordinating protests against the regime.
In Amba Giorgis, Soldiers and the police detained 74 youth.
The state of emergency, declared by the tyrannical regime after a year long protest against the oligarchy, gives power to security forces to arrest anyone without a court warrant.
Up to 1500 people were killed and 60,000 detained since the protest began a year ago against the minority oligarchy in Ethiopia, according alocal opposition political party.
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