2nd Day of Protest over land in Second Ethiopia. Credit/BBC

2nd Day of Protest over land in Second Ethiopia. Credit/BBC

 

2nd Day of Protest over land in Second Ethiopia

For the second day, thousands of people are protesting in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.

This is the town of Aweday, where people were chanting “Addis Ababa belongs to the Oromo”:

The protests follow the decision by the Addis Ababa administration to sell units of houses.

Protesters say the government did not pay enough compensation to local people for the land the houses are built on, the BBC reported. 

The controversy over the ownership of the land started five years ago when the local authority unveiled a master plan aimed at expanding the city

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