2 Nov. 2018
Supporters of Jawar Mohammed, an activist who promotes an "Oromo first" ideology, cheer during his rally in the town of Kemise, Ethiopia, October 23, 2018. Jawar said that although he used social media to coordinate Oromo youths in strikes and protests, he also "built a solid ground network" in every town in the region. Jawar is the movement's hero. "When the state particularly represses an ethnic identity, you are forced to defend it." But his "Qeerroo" are disciplined, he said, and will stick to non-violent resistance. At the rally, Jawar told thousands of young men chanting "Qeerroo's Father is here!": "Obey Abiy. Don't be emotional in order to help the reforms." REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri SEARCH "ETHIOPIA OROMOS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.