Riots after death of singer Hachalu Hundessa in Ethiopia, 166 people killed
The Singer Hachalu Hundessa, who was fighting for the rights of the Oromo ethnic group, was shot dead by unknown persons. This led to massive protests in Addis Ababa and Oromia, which later took the form of riots.
Addis Ababa: The violent protests following the death of a popular singer in Ethiopia took the form of a riot. In the meantime, as many as 166 people have died. Police sources gave this information on Sunday. There are riots in Oromia, Ethiopia, and Addis Ababa, the capital.
The deputy commissioner of the Oromia region of Ethiopia told the media on Saturday night that 156 people, including 11 security forces officers, had died in the riots in Oromia. Addis Ababa police said that 10 people, including 2 police officers, had died in riots in the capital.
Singer Hachalu Hundessa, who fought for the rights of the Oromo ethnic group, was shot and killed by unknown people on Monday. Following the popular singer’s death, mass demonstrations began in Addis Ababa and Oromia which later turned into riots.