What's behind the Oromo protests? Updated 1832 GMT (0232 HKT) August 9, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: What's behind the Oromo protests? Ethnic Oromos from Mogor town, West Shewa Zone, participating in the nationwide protest on August 6 2015. Hide Caption 1 of 4 Photos: What's behind the Oromo protests? Protestors clashed with security forces and more than 100 people were killed, according to Amnesty International. Hide Caption 2 of 4 Photos: What's behind the Oromo protests? The protests took place in more than 200 towns and villages across Oromia, Ethiopia's largest region, and were attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Hide Caption 3 of 4 Photos: What's behind the Oromo protests? The Oromo people are the single largest ethnic group both in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Hide Caption 4 of 4What's behind the Oromo protests? More from AfricaZimbabwe's MPs begin impeachment process against defiant MugabeNigeria bombing: 50 killed in early morning attack on mosqueUN chief: Libya slave auctions may be crimes against humanityRobert Mugabe to meet with ousted VP as impeachment loomsIs Zimbabwe's military takeover the world's strangest (non) coup?