In the case of bloody protests in the ethnic tension-ridden Ethiopia were killed according to the authorities of a total of at least 166 people. Since the beginning of demonstrations on Tuesday after the death of the prominent singer Hachalu Hundessa eleven policemen, had been killed in the Oromia Region of at least 156 people, including Girma Gelan, the Deputy chief of police for Oromia said, on Saturday evening on state television. In addition, ten people in Addis Ababa were killed, including two police officers came to the previous authorities.
Hachalu, the is for his political songs known and used by many Oromos as a proponent of the population group considered, was shot and killed on Monday. The Background to the act was previously unclear. Then there were protests in Addis Ababa and Oromia, and clashes with the security forces. Around 2300 people were arrested according to police in the capital and in Oromia festival. Including Yawar Mohammed, a prominent activist and government critic, as the station OMN confirmed.
The incidents had been coordinated Attempts, civil unrest to bring in the country, said the head of government Abiy Ahmed. Human rights activists have criticized security forces for their handling of the protests: "The government's response to the protesters threatens to exacerbate the long-threshold voltages," said Human Rights Watch. Also, the Foreign office was "worried and frightened" about the incidents and called on "all Parties to non-violence and dialogue," a spokesman said.Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 16:19