Addis Abeba, 09 May 2012 – Following the protests and arrest of students of Debre Markos University, northern Ethiopia, the students of Bahir Dar University and Gonder University have began protests. It has been confirmed that both Poly and Peda Campuses of Bahir Dar University (BDU) and Tewodors and Maraki Campuses of Gonder University (GU) have spent the whole day today (09May 2012) in protest. “The students protest is spreading like a wildfire” said a student from Maraki Campus, GU. Regional police force and Federal police are approaching the campuses.
Several students have been injured and arrested following “rights related” protests by Debre Markos University students in the past two days.
There are over 40,000 students in both Bahir Dar and Gonder Universities enrolled under the regular program.
Source: De Birhan