October 31, 2019 / 2:57 PM / 14 days ago

At least 78 people killed in Ethiopian protests last week - prime minister's office

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - At least 78 people were killed during protests in Ethiopia last week over the treatment of a prominent activist, the prime minister’s spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Billene Seyoum told news conference that 409 people had been detained over the unrest and that investigations were ongoing. (Reporting by Giulia Paravicini Writing by George Obulutsa Editing by Maggie Fick and Andrew Heavens)

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