31 August 2012 [ESAT]
Addis Ababa streets are being patrolled by a horde of armed federal police forces. No clear reason is given about the exceptionally heightened security arrangement.
Many suspect there is a fear within the government that the Muslim community could restart there protest as the days of burial of the Prime Minister draws. Another hypothesis that is being floated by observers is that the government is taking extra precaution to guarantee the success the ongoing official mourning ceremony at Maskel Square.
It is not yet clear if the now 9th month old protest by the Ethiopian Muslim community will resume today. However, the protest is expected to continue in the days following the Prime Minister burial on the 2nd of September