Two killed as protests continue in Ethiopia

ESAT News (October 18, 2017)

At least two people were killed as security forces fired shots into protesters in a village near Fiche town, 53 miles outside the capital Addis Ababa.

The anti-government protesters responded with setting government vehicles on fire. Four vehicles were set ablaze in Gebregurecha.

Protests continued in Melketuri, Gebreguracha, Ejerie, Chanco, Bedelle, Metu as well as in towns in West and East Wollega.

In Chancho, businesses and offices were closed as residents gathered for a funeral of a man who was killed by security forces yesterday.

Over a dozen people were killed since protests resumed last week in the country’s Oromo region.