Tear gas and bullets from security forces have become a regular part of the state’s crackdown in the Oromia state amid the ongoing students protest movement against a government development plan.
Student-led protests erupted in November defending the rights of the country's largest ethnic group. As the unrest continues, human rights activists say security forces are carrying out a violent crackdown.
Ethiopia has maintained Washington funding despite reports by the US State Department that paint the country as one of the worst human rights offenders in sub-Saharan Africa.
Leaders on both sides of the conflict have agreed to lay down arms and form a transitional government within 60 days.