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Excessive use of Force Against Ethiopia Protesters a ‘Grave Concern’, US Says

Ambassador Samantha Power Ethiopia Protesters
Ethiopia concedes 23 inmates killed at the Qilinto prison. Ambassador Samantha Power calls for independent investigation into Ethiopia killings.

By Associated Press,

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says her country has raised “grave concerns” about what it calls excessive use of force against protesters in Ethiopia.

Ambassador Samantha Power spoke to reporters late Sunday as the U.N. Security Council ended a visit to South Sudan. It moves on to Ethiopia on Monday for talks with African Union officials.

Power called the violence in Ethiopia “extremely serious” and called for a transparent and independent investigation. She said the U.S. has asked the government to allow people to protest peacefully. Continue reading Excessive use of Force Against Ethiopia Protesters a ‘Grave Concern’, US Says