Somalis continue to protest against the Ethiopian human rights abuses in Dire Dawa
By Ahmed Abdi
Dire Dawa— Hundreds of Somali people protested against the Ethiopian regime’s human rights violation in the major city of Dire Dawa on Friday.
The protesters carrying boards written on them several languages including Somali and English as they raise slogans “We need Freedom”, “Down, Down, Abdi Iley down”.
Yesterday’s protest was different from the past protests that have been taking place in other northern Ogaden towns, such as Shinile, Afdem, Erer, Bike and Hadhagale over the last two weeks as the city regarded a very crucial in terms of strategy and economic spheres.
Dozens of youngsters were placed in custody in connection with the protests that threatened Ethiopia’s lifeline of Ethiopia-Djibouti corridor.
The protesters have long complained against Ethiopia’s subjugation on the Ogaden territory and its puppet’s maltreatment against the local population.
Meanwhile, The Southern Ogaden provinces including to Fafan and Liban are also voicing against the regime which will likely protest against it.