Unrest, riots, and stampedes as Ethiopians protest for land and political rights

October 5, 2016 2:10 PM

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Crowds attacked and partially destroyed an Ethiopian factory run by Turkish textile firm Saygin Dima, its manager said, as a wave of protests about land and political rights raged on in the Oromiya region near the capital.

The assault on Tuesday wrecked about a third of the plant in Sebeta, general manager Fatih Mehmet Yangin told Reuters, days after a stampede at an anti-government demonstration in the state killed at least 55 people.

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