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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Taxi Drivers in Ethiopia's Capital on Strike

Taxi drivers in Ethiopia’s capital went on strike as protests spread over what the opposition says was widespread rigging of last month’s elections.

The strike – organised by people who distributed hand-written notes and mobile phone text messages – occurred after two days of violent protests by university students in which one girl was killed, dozens of people were injured and hundreds were arrested. The main opposition, Coalition for Unity and Democracy, said it was not behind the strike.

Students and police clashed for a second day in the capital Addis Ababa as authorities struggled to control anger over the disputed election results.

Scotsman

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