July 11, 2020 (GCDC) - Members of Edmonton’s Ethiopian community gathered at the Alberta Legislature on Friday.

The group called on the Canadian government to denounce the Ethiopian government and take action when it comes to growing unrest in the country.

Authorities say at least 239 people have been killed in protests in Ethiopia following the assassination of the popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa on Monday night. The protests spread from Addis Ababa to the surrounding Oromia region.

The musician had been a rallying voice in anti-government protests that led to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed taking power in 2018.

“The Ethiopian government is killing our people. It is a brutal government that is killing our innocent people, from children to seniors,” said organizer Dereje Berenda. By Morgan Black @ Global News

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