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Wolayta Demonstration for statehood

May 20,2019

Wolayta residents staged a huge demonstration last week demanding for statehood status for their zone and also opposing what they called attacks on ethnic Wolayta in different parts of the country.

Protesters say they would not negotiate on their Ethiopian identity but they need their own state and the right to live and work in any parts of Ethiopia, as enshrined in the constitution, be respected.

Voice of America Amharic service published video of the demonstration on social media and we have embedded it below.

Cover photo : screenshot from VOA Amharic video

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