ANKARA, Turkey / ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

At least eight people were killed since protests erupted in Ethiopia on Wednesday, the state-affiliated Radio Fana reported on Thursday.

Protests broke out in the Oromia region towns of Shasamene, Dollo and Bishoftu in support of Jawar Mohammed, a high-profile Oromo activist who decried the government revoking a security detail it had previously provided. Some roads were blocked on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa.

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