Security Opens Fire in Bahir Dar City

According to a source, this morning, after about 5,000 demonstrators mostly young people encircled the ANDM, region party’s headquarter, intensive shooting broke at 10:00 AM the local time. Then again, rigorous shooting heard at 11:45 AM. The party’s office is located at Kebele 11, Abay Mado. At about 3:20 PM, the strike ended and demonstrators scattered. There is uncertainty on a number of causality. Some people reported five death and others witnessed sever injury. Armed personnel with army uniform appeared throughout the city. Demonstration was organized to protest alleged sales of land, including Cross Square to investors. Demonstrators chatted stop selling a cross; in the afternoon the government denied the sales of Cross Square and announced throughout the city via a vehicle equipped with microphone.

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