Ethiopia Opposition Threatens Protests Over Anti-terrorism Law

Thousands of people staged a peaceful protest in Addis Ababa on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 in the first large-scale gathering of its kind and a rare event in more than eight years. (AFP)

By Associated Press

Published: June 20th, 2013

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s main opposition party says it will launch what it said will be a sustained national campaign against the country’s ruling party.

The announcement Thursday follows a peaceful demonstration on June 2. It was the first public protest since 2005 when security forces killed hundreds of protesters in postelection violence.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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Ethiopia opposition threatens protests over anti-terrorism law (Reuters)

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