Ethiopia: Thousands protest after deadly ethnic violence –

 

At least 200 people have been arrested by police in connection with the violence over the weekend that saw 23 killed.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Ethiopian capital to express their anger after a weekend of deadly ethnically motivated violence.

At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of unrest targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, police said on Monday.

About 200 people were arrested in connection with the violence, which broke out as leaders of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a formerly-banned rebel group, returned home from Eritrea after being invited back by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

On Monday, protesters blocked roads and shut businesses as they waved flags and jogged through neighbourhoods across Addis Ababa to denounce the weekend killings in the Burayu suburb.Read more

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