2 killed, 12 injured in Dessie as police opened fire

30 June 2009 – Two civilians were killed and twelve injured on Tuesday as police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Northern Ethiopia province of Dessie, state TV said.

According to ETV, the clash erupted between police and protestors who demanded their right to build chapel in the city.

Other sources indicate that tense situation is prevailing in the area where more causalities are being witnessed than reported on ETV, which serves as a propaganda tool for the regime.

“Soldier and police force fired live ammunition at the chest and head of the demonstrators,” Eyewitness said.

Several people, including a monk,  are killed according to the source.

Watch ETV news from EthioTube.

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