Protesters burned tyres and blocked interior metropolis street in entrance of the police station and different elements of the town, two eye witnesses advised Addis Customary.
Addis Customary staffs
Addis Abeba, August 17/2020 – A number of hundred folks took to the road in of Degehabur (Dhagaxbuur) metropolis of Somali regional state right now to protest in opposition to the taking pictures demise of Mukhtar Yare (A.Okay.A Usama) by regional safety forces. Protesters burned tyres and blocked interior metropolis street in entrance of the police station and different elements of the town, two eye witnesses advised Addis Customary.
Dr. Hussien Kassim, Chief of Somali Regional State peace and safety bureau, on his half advised Addis Customary that the taking pictures occurred on Thursday August 13 main “to the death of a young man during a police operation against youth violence. Youth groups clashed and the police responded to contain the situation,” he mentioned, and confirmed that the younger man “died in the hands of the police.” An investigation was launched and “the police officers who were involved in this are in custody,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, this morning a number of hundred residents of the town took to the streets to protest in opposition to the killing and information that the police officer concerned was launched. Dr. Hussien confirmed the protest however mentioned they have been “the extended family” of the deceased boy. “This morning the extended family of the deceased boy gathered around the police station in response to a rumor that the police officers might be released,” he mentioned.
Each eye witnesses who spoke to Addis Customary on circumstances of anonymity say there have been confrontations between regional safety forces and protestors resulting in the arrest of “scores of civilians” together with Suldan Mukhtar Galool, a 60 yr previous man and a well known conventional elder from Dhagaxbuur.
Uneasy calm has returned within the metropolis, however one of many two eye witnesses mentioned rumors of Mr. Galool being mishandled by the police have been circulating triggering fears of “more protests” to return.
Dr. Hussien on his half assured that “the situation is calm and the investigation is underway.” AS
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