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Gambella : At least six killed as people demand change

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September 24,2018

At least five people are reportedly killed and well over 20 wounded today in Gamebella, South Western Ethiopia, when police fired live bullets on protesters.

According to US based Ethiopian Satellite Television report, protesters were demanding for a political change in the region.

Disenchantment is seemingly on the rise in the region as people are feeling that they are left out from changes introduced in the country in the past six or so months.

Protesters demanded the resignation of the region’s president, Gatluak Tut.

Other media outlets seem to see ethnic rivalry between Nuer and Agnuak in the political crisis in the region.

The situation in Gambella city is reportedly tense.

A prominent human rights defender, Obang Metho, visited the city this week after more than 16 years in exile.

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