According to some sources up to 52 people have died in recent protests in Ethiopia. The protesters stormed the streets of capital city Addis Ababa in the wake of the killing of a popular musician and activist, one Hachalu Hundessa.
Hundessa has been known to write politically driven songs that criticize the Ethiopian government, an act for which he received numerous death threats and had to flee to the United States. Later he decided to move back home to be with his people, unafraid of the oppression he could face. Tragically, this oppression eventually took his life for as some sources say the local police believe his murder was a targeted attack.
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