Ethiopian government designated June 23 as Day of Love, says a report by regional media – Oromo Broadcasting Network.
The decision came a day after what is said to be unprecedented rally in the recent history of Ethiopia which was organized to express gratitude and demonstrate support for Ethiopia’s new prime minister and his colleagues in the government for what they have achieved since the election of Abiy Ahmed in April of this year.
Abiy Ahmed’s seemingly conciliatory leadership focusing on conflict resolution and unifying the country has earned a respect among millions of Ethiopians.
An estimated four million people attended the event which was marred later when grenade attack hit close to the stage where Prime minister Abiy was speaking from. The event left about 155 people wounded and at least six of them are said to be life threatening. So far, two people are confirmed dead.
This morning government announced that the number of suspects under police custody reached 30. Ironically, deputy commissioner of Addis Ababa police and eight other authorities of Federal police are detained suspected of creating security gaps that enabled the attack to happen.
Video credit : OBN
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