‘Several killed’ as Ethiopia police clash with protesters
It is feared many
of the dead in
clashes in northwest Ethiopia between police
and anti-government protesters, amid a wave of unrest.
On Saturday, police arrested dozens of demonstrators during the huge rallies in the capital, Addis Ababa.
The government is facing protests from the two largest ethnic communities
about alleged violations of human rights and other issues.
The authorities banned demonstrations and blocked social media.
Despite the ban, people took to the streets in several parts of the country for the third consecutive day on Sunday,
Emmanuel Igunza reports from Addis Ababa.
The worst of the violence in the northwestern
city of Bahir Dar in the Amhara region – homeland of the Amhara people.
Police used tear gas and fired in the air to disperse thousands of people
who blocked roads and chanted anti-government slogans.
According to unconfirmed reports
that several people were killed.
A resident told the that
he had not seen a friend being
shot in the head by security forces.