The United States Concerned By Clashes in Oromia, Ethiopia : State Department

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 18, 2015

The United States is deeply concerned by the recent clashes in the Oromia region of Ethiopia that reportedly have resulted in the deaths of numerous protestors. We greatly regret the deaths that have occurred and express our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives.

We urge the government of Ethiopia to permit peaceful protest and commit to a constructive dialogue to address legitimate grievances. We also urge those protesting to refrain from violence and to be open to dialogue. The government of Ethiopia has stated publicly that the disputed development plans will not be implemented without further public consultation. We support the government of Ethiopia’s stated commitment to those consultations and urge it to convene stakeholders to engage in dialogue as soon as possible.

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One Response to "The United States Concerned By Clashes in Oromia, Ethiopia : State Department"

  1. Vahak sakadjian   December 18, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    This government is conducted based on hateful , racist , fake democracy .
    Never intend to show any clarity .
    Fully dictatorial rapped up with superficial democracy .
    It created hate among all the people to push these innocent , shy and very loving people to a distraction eventually will lead to a no return situation .
    I beg the American Government to stop them and conduct a free and honest election so people will live in a harmony even better than before .
    All I wish to Ethiopia is peace and love and prosperity

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