Yenesew Gebre - the young Teacher who killed himself in November 40 Ethiopian teachers who have been on strike have been suspended from their jobsThe local authorities have demanded that the teachers apologise for protesting - saying they are setting a bad example to other teachers. Last November, a young teacher , Yenesew Gebre, who had helped to organise protests against injustice and corruption was fired from his job and subsequently set himself on fire at a meeting as he demanded justice. The Ethiopian Teachers Association has been repressed by the Ethiopian government for many years, its funds seized and its leaders periodically imprisoned.