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BBC / Second day of anti-govt protests in Ethiopia

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Second day of anti-govt protests in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa | Tuesday, Feb 13 2018 

Anti-government protesters in Ethiopia's biggest region, Oromia, are continuing for the second day on Tuesday, a BBC World report said on Tuesday.

The three-day strike will conclude on Wednesday.
The protesters have been demanding release of all politicians and journalists held during more than two years of unrest.
Many roads were blocked and businesses closed during the opening day of the strike on Monday.
Ethiopia's attorney general has announced that charges of inciting violence against a leading opposition politician, Bekele Gerba, are being dropped.
Mr Gerba, who was arrested in December 2015, was initially accused of having links to terrorist groups, but the charge was later downgraded.
He will now be released alongside six others who were arrested with him.

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