On Monday night A popular musician, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead in what police said was a targeted killing.
Protests reflecting anger at the killing of a popular singer and a sense of political marginalization broke out the next morning in the capital and other towns and cities in the surrounding of the Oromiya region.
Late on Tuesday that a policeman was also killed in Addis Ababa, and three explosions there, that had killed and injured an unspecified number of people. said the police.
Prominent Oromo opposition leader Bekele Gerba and media mogul Jawar Mohammed were also arrested when Jawar’s bodyguards refused to disarm during a stand-off with police.
Late Haacaaluu, whose funeral is said to be held on Thursday, provided a soundtrack to a generation of young protesters. Their three years of bloody street demonstrations forced the unprecedented resignation of the previous prime minister and the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in 2018.