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166 people have died during violent protests in Ethiopia

166 persons died in violent protests in Ethiopia over the past six days.

The police according to the news agency dpa. This is an increase from the 81 deaths were recorded on Wednesday.

The violent unrest sparked by the killing of a popular musician, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa.

the Killing happened on Monday night, have been frustrations to the surface among the oromo people are Ethiopia's largest ethnic group. The killed the musician belonged to the oromo people.

the artist's followers have accused the security forces and 'a political motive' of being behind the killing.

the Majority of deaths are registered in the Oromia region, where the turbulence is greatest. Here is the 156 dead. 145 of the dead are civilians, while 11 is security forces.

It informs Girma Gelam, police commissioner of Oromia, according to AFP news agency.

Ten have died in the capital, Addis Ababa, ethiopia, including two police officers. The situation in the capital Sunday is quiet, reports the dpa.

Girma reports that 167 people have been seriously hurt. There are 1084 people have been arrested.

Oromoerne complaints about oppression from the government and say that they have long been put outside of political influence.

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