• Short Summary

    Thirty thousand people marched through the streets of the industrial town of Akaki -- 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) south of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Friday (21 February) to protest about the continuing conflict in the northern province of Eritrea.

  • Description

    Thirty thousand people marched through the streets of the industrial town of Akaki -- 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) south of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Friday (21 February) to protest about the continuing conflict in the northern province of Eritrea.

    The demonstration was part of a series of protests in response to a Government call last week in support of national unity. Many of the placards and banners carried by the Akaki demonstrators condemned the secessionist forces in Eritrea and Arab countries alleged to be giving them support.

    The Ethiopian Military Government has accused Syria, Libya and other Arab countries of interfering in Ethiopian internal affairs by supplying the Eritrean Liberation Front with arms and money.

    Fighting in Eritrea has been sporadic over the past ten years, but has flared up to critical proportions in the past three weeks. Official Government figures released on Saturday (22 February) revealed that 2,528 persons had been killed and 535 wounded since the beginning of the month. The official announcement listed the dead as 2,321 secessionists, 85 Government troops and 124 civilians.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ARIL3MRCK4ON5J4JW3F8K9RT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ARIL3MRCK4ON5J4JW3F8K9RT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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