EMF (22 Feb. 09) Dozens of students are injured and arrested after inter-ethnic conflict sparked at Bahir Dar University, 578 kilometres from Addis Ababa, primarily between the Amhara and Tigrean ethnic students, since Wednesday-18- Feb, EMF source said.
Many Amhara ethnic students have been thrown to jail and tension is growing high until Sunday between Zenawi’s federal police and university students, according to our sources.
The TPLF cadres in the university are the source of the inter-ethnic conflict by provoking the Amhara ethnic students. The students were reportedly annoyed by Tigrigna speaking cadres who are installed in the university to spy them that cause aggressive reactions. Schools are unlikely to begin on Monday as Bahir Dar’s Peda collage and Poly University are still surrounded by Zenawi’s soldiers.
The inter-ethnic conflicts and tensions are reportedly spreading over to Mekele University.