50 dead in Ethiopia protests over death of popular singer

At least 50 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia's Oromiya region during protests following the killing of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday. The dead included protesters and members of the security forces, said spokesman Getachew Balcha, adding that some businesses had also been set on fire. "We were not prepared for this," he told Reuters.


Reuters | Addis Ababa | Updated: 01-07-2020 14:05 IST | Created: 01-07-2020 13:47 IST
50 dead in Ethiopia protests over death of popular singer
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At least 50 people were killed in protests in Ethiopia's Oromiya region during protests following the killing of a popular singer, a regional spokesman said on Wednesday. The dead included protesters and members of the security forces, said spokesman Getachew Balcha, adding that some businesses had also been set on fire.

"We were not prepared for this," he told Reuters. The singer's funeral will be held on Thursday in his hometown of Ambo.

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