Viral video of Addis Ababa police brutality: Ethiopians call for justice

Viral video of Addis Ababa police brutality: Ethiopians call for justice

Viral video of Addis Ababa police brutality: Ethiopians call for justice

Onlookers look on helplessly with the exception of a woman who tries to restrain the police man leading the assault to no avail. At a point the police shoves her aside.

Though authorities have yet to publicly respond to calls for justice, the verdict on social media was that such an action was despicable and unacceptable.

Most people in voicing their outrage tagged the Prime Minister, the Addis Ababa police and the mayor Takele Uma-Banti. Others also tagged the Attorney General, Chief Justice and other influential people.

A leading human rights outlet, CARD Ethiopia, and the privately-owned Addis Standard news portal also voiced their condemnation. A journalist with a leading local news outlet also disclosed a creeping culture of police brutality in the capital.

“Within the past few months I reported 3 deaths occurred by security forces brutality in #Addis Ababa,” Haimanot Ashenafi of Addis Maleda tweeted. “This is disturbing!” journalist Samuel Getachew of The Reporter also remarked.