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NEWS: Ethiopian Cops Slaughter 22 Protesters

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posted on Jun, 9 2005 @ 09:30 AM
At least twenty-two Ethiopian protestors have been shot dead by police in the Mercato and Piazza markets city centres. The protestors accused the ruling party of fraud in last month's elections. Hundreds of students have also been arrested for protesting the recent election. Final reports of the elections have not yet been released three weeks after the polls. Reports of government fraud are being investigated.

At least 22 Ethiopians have been shot dead after police fired on protesters who accuse the ruling party of fraud in last month's elections.
The Black Lion hospital in the capital, Addis Ababa, was full of those injured in the clashes, while crowds of relatives wept outside.

The police fired live rounds to disperse stone-throwing protesters in the Mercato and Piazza markets in the city centre.

Reporters said they had seen 11 bodies in the Black Lion hospital, four of which had bullet wounds in the head.

Doctors at two other hospitals reported a further 11 deaths.

The government said it regretted the loss of life, which it blamed on looters, incited by the opposition Coalition for Unity and Democracy.

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Just because it doesn't happen in North America, UK, Iraq, or North Korea doesn't mean that it isn't relevant.

What's frustrating is that the government blames the protestors for the massive slaughter of civilians against the ruling party.

The Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) is being blamed by Information Minister Bereket Simon for the 'perpetration of the violence'. This is amazing.

[edit on 6/9/2005 by Simulacra]

posted on Jun, 10 2005 @ 02:20 PM
Bump. Because this is really important and shouldn't be ignored.

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