The town of Awassa in a security lock-down

Awassa (Hawassa), EthiopiaThe Woyanne junta has sent thousands of heavily armed troops to the southern Ethiopian town of Awassa today to prevent a protest rally that has been called for tomorrow, Saturday.

Security check points have been set up at several places, buses have been ordered to stop services, and transportation in and out of the town has been restricted.

During the past few days, pamphlets have been distributed through out Awassa (called Hawassa by the Woyanne junta) calling for mass demonstration in opposition to some law that was recently passed. … stay tuned for more updates