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28 Jan 2020 | 02:59 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Ongoing protests in Bahir Dar January 28

Protest reported in Bahir Dar and other cities in Amhara region January 28; avoid all gatherings



According to online sources, protests are ongoing in Bahir Dar (Amhara region) and other cities across the region as of Tuesday, January 28, to denounce the abduction of students, mostly girls, from the Dem Dolo University (Oromia region) in early December and demand concrete action from the government. Protests are also reportedly being held in Woldia, Achefer/Dure Betea, Debre Birhan, Shewarobit, Finote Selam, Dangila, Debre Markose, and Raya Kobo.

Further protests are possible in the coming days.  


Individuals present in Amhara region are advised to monitor the situation, avoid any large gatherings and demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home government.