The second day of a social boycott called by youth in Ethiopia’s Oromia region has been fully complied with as businesses and transport services have been at a standstill. Photos shared on social media show that several towns across the region have deserted streets whiles in other places people have mounted road blocks further crippling vehicular movement. The three-day boycott was called by the youth (Qeerroo) in the region. Oromia, the largest regional state has since 2015 and through the better part of 2016 being the epicenter of anti-government protests. The main opposition Oromo Federalist Congress in August 2017 called for a similar protest which was fully observed.
Source: Ethiopian News February 13, 2018 15:24 UTC