Three protesters have been killed and several injured after demonstrations against Ethiopia’s Nobel peace laureate and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed turned violent, local officials have told the BBC.
Two protesters were killed in Adama town and one near the ancient city of Harar in the east, the officials said.
Another three protesters were wounded and taken to hospital with gunshot wounds in Ambo, a town about 100km (60 miles) west of the capital, Addis Ababa, a hospital official said.
Roads remain closed in cities across Oromia, including those linking the region to Addis Ababa.
Protesters have been been chanting slogans against Mr Abiy, and showing support for prominent opposition activist Jawar Mohammed after he raised concerns about his safety.