Dozens Killed In Weekend Ethiopia Protests: Opposition, Diplomat

Dozens killed in weekend Ethiopia protests: opposition, diplomat

ADDIS ABABA, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th August, 2016) - Around 50 people were killed over the weekend in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in northern and central-western Ethiopia, opposition and diplomatic sources told AFP on Monday.

"We have reports of between 48 to 50 protesters killed in Oromia.

This death toll might be higher because there was a lot of wounded," said Merera Gudina, leader of the opposition Oromo People's Congress. A diplomat confirmed 49 were killed across Oromia, a vast region stradding central-western Ethiopia, and in Amhara, in the north.