Daily Ethiopian News on December 10, 2022. Oromia special forces in Benishangul Gumuz region. The party argues schools in Addis Ababa are under Addis Ababa City Administration or the Federal government. The Addis Ababa City electorate voted for the city administration, not people in the Oromia region.
And the Federal government is elected by all Ethiopians. EZEMA said the imposition does not have any legal ground and asked Addis Ababa administration education bureau to make clear to the residents of Addis Ababa if any administrative instructions are given to schools in Addis Ababa. The party also expressed “deep sadness” to parents whose children were attacked in connection with the violence.
The message for law enforcement bodies is that they must protect students and should not resort to forceful measures. “We like to remind them that they are protectors of the people, not the system,” EZEMA called for the government to release all students and teachers who are arrested as a result of the violence that the government triggered. Addis Ababa Police has announced that it has arrested 97 individuals in connection with what it calls violence. What it was was rather an attack on students for resisting what was imposed on them.