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Bahir Dar Protest , August 7,2016

August 7,2016

Bahir Dar Protest

A peaceful demonstration like in the video above was brutally attacked in Bahir Dar city which is located about 560 kilometers North West of the Capital Addis Ababa.

Government forces shot live ammunition to kill protesters.

At least twenty civilians are killed in Bahir Dar city alone this morning. Some put the figure to more than 50.

It is however clear that full detail about the extent of the casuality is not available at this point in time.

In addition to loss of civilian lives, it is apparent that the regime orchestrated destruction of property owned by Oromo speaking Ethiopians in a way to instigate conflict between Amharic and Oromigna language speaking groups.




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