Crackdowns on Qeerroo? Good Luck Intimidating the Tiger! 

Pan Africa

Qeerroo in Naqamtee demonstrating their silent mourning for those killed by Somali Liyu Hayl and demanding justice be served.

This is a headline on the Ethiopian Reporter today.
ፌዴራል ፖሊስ “ቄሮ” በተባለው የወጣቶች እንቅስቃሴ ላይ ጥልቅ ምርመራ ሊያደርግ መሆኑ ተሰማ”

What does it even mean to (deeply) investigate Qeerroo? TheReporterputs its article the way that led me to think that the Federal Police defines Qeerroo as some sort of institution that is compromised of criminals instigating conflicts and hampering the ” legally put administrative proceedings”. Who are the Qeerroo anyway?

Let me help them understand the gravity of the dangerous game the FDRE is planning to play.

Qeerroo is an Afaan Oromoo term ascribed to youth (traditkonally male?). Its etymology stems from the word “Qeerrensa/Qeerransa” whose literal meaning is “tiger”. My literal meaning of Qeerroo is ” Tiger-ish” translated Tiger is a symbol of fierce fighter…

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