Photo: borkena.com security officers calm protesting in Ethiopia

The protests occurred after a prominent activist Jahwar Mohammed announced that his stay in Addis Ababa is under threat.

At least 78 people died in the protests that engulfed last week, several regions of Ethiopia. About it reports Reuters with reference to the representative of the Prime Minister of the country Abia Ahmed on Thursday, October 31.

According to him, 409 people were arrested because of the riots. At present, authorities continue to investigate.

Last week for three days in different parts of Ethiopia there were riots, which were accompanied by clashes of protesters with police and security forces.

The protests happened after a famous Ethiopian political activist Jahwar Mohammed announced that his stay in Addis Ababa is under threat, and the state security service trying to organise an attempt on him.

Previously in Ethiopia, 25 people died in clashes between activists of every nation, which require a referendum, and security forces.

It was also reported that in Ethiopia a few dozen people died in ethnic clashes in the West of the country. The victims of the attack were representatives of the ethnic groups Gumuz and shinasha.

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