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ADDIS ABABA, April 23 — The Government Communication Affairs Office has lauded the citizens of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for demonstrating peacefully against the atrocious killings of Ethiopian nationals by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya on Sunday.
At a media briefing later Wednesday, the Minister in charge of te Government Communications Affairs Office, Redwan Hussein, said the Ethiopian people had expressed their deep sorrow over the execution of the Ethiopian nationals in Libya and the xenophobic killing of an Ethiopian in a South Africa.
He called on all Ethiopians to fight against terrorism and extremism which hamper the development of the country. Terrorism did not represent any religion, but rather it created conflicts between religions, he said.
He further urged the Ethiopian people to contribute to the efforts of the government to stop human trafficking and migration.
Redwan, however, pointed out that it was sad that the opposition Semawayi Party had tried to disrupt the united stand of the Ethiopian people against terrorism and create internal conflict and bloodshed. Nevertheless, this attempt was not successful as the demonstration concluded successfully, he added.
In the scuffle, seven police officers were injured and hospitalized, the minister said. Those who created disturbances had been detained and investigations were underway, it was learned.