Hachalu, one of the leading figures in the Oromo ethnic group, was shot in the capital city of Addis Ababa on Monday night, according to state publisher EBC, who spoke of Addis Ababa police commissioner Getu Argaw.
On Tuesday, protesters in the capital and in the Oromia region circled on social media, and the US Embassy in Ethiopia issued a security warning saying that the embassy was “tracking gunfire and protest reports across Addis Ababa”.
The warning, stating that the protests also protested the death of the song in front of the US embassy, described the situation as “temporary now”.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his condolences to Hachalu’s family and friends on Tuesday and called on his citizens to protect peace, however, that an investigation was launched.
According to the EBC report, Addis Ababa police commissioner said that some suspects in the fire incident were arrested.
Jackson said the officials should conduct a “fast, comprehensive, impartial, independent and effective” investigation into the killing of the singer and restore the internet connection immediately, in order to mourn the death of the musician’s fans.
“Authorities should promptly remove the blanket internet shutdown across the country and allow people to access information and freely mourn the musician,” Jackson said. Said.
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