Protests saw businesses in Bahir Dar, the capital city of Amhara region, closed on Monday to mark the first anniversary of anti-government demonstrations.
By Abebech Tamene (Anadolu Agency) |
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia―Protests saw businesses in Bahir Dar, the capital city of the northern Amhara region, closed on Monday to mark the first anniversary of anti-government demonstrations.
He added that “shops are closed in the city since early this morning but the transportation service has resumed this afternoon.”
Late Sunday (Aug. 6), a bomb exploded in Bahir Dar without causing casualties. Walelgn said five suspects had been arrested.
Last Friday (Aug. 4), parliament lifted the 10-month state of emergency imposed following anti-government unrest in Oromia and Amhara.
The government later scrapped the proposals but the protests continued as the Oromo people — Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group — called for greater involvement in politics.
Source: Anadolu Agency
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