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Friday, December 09, 2005

More Violence Reported Outside the Capital

Ethiopian Review -- Police and troops have been beating and arresting students at the Ambo Agricultural Collage and other schools since yesterday. ER is unable to confirm any report of death, but several students are severely wounded...

Meanwhile, a large number of troops are heading into the town Ginche, near Ambo, as civilians clashed with police. In Debre Markos and other northern cities, students are preparing for mass demonstrations as Deputy Prime Minister Addisu Legesse and his group are preparing for a celebration of their party's anniversary... Jimma University is still closed. The problem started when students who are agents and sympathizers of EPRDF were confronted by other students. The EPRDF agents drew their weapons on the unarmed students who responded with sticks and stones...

High school students in Nekemt, Wollega, staged a protest demonstration Thursday. Police arrested several of the students. Students through out Nekemt are boycotting classes until all detained students are released. In the town of Jeldu, police killed 5 students (4 males and 1 female) who were holding protest rallies against the Meles regime in the past few days...

Ato Lidetu Ayalew used the power of the Federal Police to forcibly to take over CUD's office in Beklo Bet yesterday. The security guards and CUD employees are no longer allowed access to the office...

TAKE Action
A protest march will be held in Washington DC from State Department to the World Bank on December 19 to appeal to the U.S. Government and the World Bank to stop financing the murderous regime of Meles Zenawi.
For more info call: 202 431 2022.

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