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OLF attacks Burji residents who refused to replace Ethiopian flag with OLF flag

It is to be recalled that following Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's appointment exiled armed opposition parties came back to Ethiopia. One of the major parties among them is the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). There has been a controversy about the party not disarming even after coming home pledging to participate in peaceful political activities.  The disagreements have created instability in the Oromia region. In addition, the government and OLF have been accusing each other of the violence in the region and bordering areas. Burji, a special woreda in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s region, is under tension as the woreda’s labor forces have been holding a protest strike for two weeks. Mereja TV contacted Burji woreda residents and administrative office for details on the current situation of Burji. The strike began after unknown individuals attacked a truck in Burji and four people died as a result. Even though police haven’t confirmed the identities of the attackers yet, residents believe that they were members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) militia. In an interview with Mereja TV, the residents reported that they live in fear of probable attacks from OLF militia, and threats from OLF militia are getting worse by the day.