Police arrest opposition supporters in Ethiopia

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Atleast 56 members of an Ethiopian opposition party, the National Movement of the Amhara have been arrested.

The arrests follow the alleged coup attempt in the country’s northern Amhara State.

The party spokesman, Christian Tadele said that ”there had been arrests in Oromia state.”

The police are yet to confirm the arrests.

Since its founding last year, the National Movement of the Amhara has emerged as a rival to an Amhara party in the ruling coalition.

It has condemned the violence that took place in the region and denies any link to an attempt to seize power there.

BBC/Nneka Ukachukwu