Ethiopian Police Charge 18 Over Deadly Football Riot

Woldia-Riot-EthiopiaDecember 10, 2017 - Ethiopian police in northern Amhara regional state said that 18 people had been charged over the deadly football riot earlier this month, reports Xinhua. 

One December 3, 2017, clashes between fans of two Ethiopian clubs namely, Mekelle city football club and Woldiya city football club, turned into a riot that left two people dead and vandalism of residential and business sites.

Amare Goshu, Commander of North Wollo Zone Police Department in Amhara, said another 31 people arrested relating to the riot have been released for a lack of evidence.

He further said his police department is working with religious figures and community elders to ensure calm in Woldiya city.

Source: Xinhua



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