The ongoing protest in Ethiopia’s Oromia region has affected a cement factory owned by Alhaji Aliko Dangote yesterday. According to reports, the factory was torched by angry protesters, the government said.
Ethiopia media also reports that the protesters were angered by the death of over 50 people during a stampede at a religious festival in the country which took place on Sunday. Eyewitnesses have however said hundreds of people died in the stampede as against the figure of the government.
During the attack on the factory located in Ada Berga, reports said the protesters descended on factory trucks and machinery at the cement factory and burnt them.