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Ethiopian police and Muslim clash in Addis Ababa during Idd prayers

By TESFA-ALEM TEKLE / AFP

Idd al-Fitr prayers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa were disrupted after gunshots and teargas rocked a gathering of tens and thousands of Muslim worshippers.

The incident occurred outside the international stadium in the heart of the capital, where prayers were scheduled to celebrate the Idd al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Ramadhan fasting month.

Unable to gain access because the stadium was full, some worshippers began to pray outside, in Meskel Square.

‘Not a Christian-Muslim clash’

A member of the Addis Ababa High Council of Islamic Affairs told AFP details about what happened next were sketchy.

1 thought on “Ethiopian police and Muslim clash in Addis Ababa during Idd prayers”

  1. Ittu Aba Farda

    Who is this TESFA-ALEM TEKLE thing? He/she goes ‘ Ethiopian police and Muslim clash in Addis Ababa during Idd prayers’. Says who? It was a short-lived fracas between some vagabonds and the law enforcement. The Muslims were seen urging and yelling at the rogues to stop throwing rocks at public buildings and cars. Even the memorial built for the victims the demonic Mengistu was not spared. AP! You must be ashamed of yourself!!! What a faceless outfit you have become!!!

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