Yesterday afternoon, a conflict took place between residents and police officers around a place known as Gerji in Addis Ababa.
According to diretubes staff Teshager Tasew the cause for the conflict was due to right off way on illegal residence at that place. Government officials arrived to the area to demolish illegal houses with an order. However residents protested saying, "where should we take our children?” and that led to a fight in which a police officer and two people from the neighborhood died. A lot of other people were also injured in the brawl.
Following the incident, residents said the police took a large number youth to jail.