April 26, 2007
Stone throwing at Sedist Kilo
Armed federal police arrived minutes later to try and quell the violence. Two days of unrest were sparked by rumours of the mistreatment of a dead student's body - and of claims that scores of students had suffered food poisoning at the canteen.
The unrest stepped up tension in the capital and sparked memories of political unrest following Ethiopia's 2005 national elections that started in the same campus.
A student at the university's journalism school Yikunnoamlak Mezgebu did a good report on the violence. You can read the report Death of a student sparks mass protest on the department's website.
Posted by aheavens at April 26, 2007 7:58 PM