Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Ethiopia 2nd day of clashes - at least 33 protestors killed

Ethan notes eyewitness accounts of violence in Addis Ababa and Nazret's special blog section reserved for visitors from Ethiopia to post their first hand accounts.

Clashes between hundreds of riot police and protesters over disputed elections erupted in gunfire and grenade explosions Nov 2, with police killing 33 people, a rights group said. Security forces swept through streets littered with burning tires to arrest young men, sometimes dragging them out of hospitals.

At least 150 civilians were wounded, including a 7-year-old boy who was shot in the hip, according to doctors at five hospitals said. The doctors said 23 dead bodies were brought to the hospitals.

The violence followed clashes Nov 1 between protesters and police that killed another eight people and wounded 43.

Full report (AP/Guardian) 2 Nov 2005.

More on this news through Global Voices' link to Friends of Ethiopia blog.


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