After the murder of the popular singer, Hachalu Hundessa, there were fierce fights and protests against the reactionary state in Ethiopia.

Unfortunately, not much is known about the people's struggles per se - a news blackout has been imposed. What is certain is that there were several demonstrations, which were attacked with extreme brutality by the security forces. During the fighting over the last week, almost 160 people were killed by the state, but at least eleven police officers also died. More than 2000 people were arrested.


According to reports from Aljazeera, in some regions the military was deployed to suppress the rebellion.

Hachalu Hundessa was a member of the Oromo people, the largest but politically disadvantaged population group in Ethiopia. This he denounced again and again in his texts, which is probably the reason why he had to die.

The Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who is behind these murders and the reactionary violence, was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize last year.

In London there were also protests outside the Ethiopian Embassy. Activists climbed onto the balcony, removed the flag and engaged in a scuffle with the embassy security forces.