Two people killed and more than 600 displaced in violence in Ethiopia

At least two people were killed and more than 600 others displaced as clashes erupted in towns in eastern Ethiopia.

The demonstrators accused the police of killing and violating human rights against the Ethiopian “Oromo” nation, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

The Ethiopian government said the clashes were caused by a border dispute between the Oromo and the neighboring Somali region.

The Ethiopian government lifted the state of emergency – early September – which it announced in October after hundreds of people were killed during anti-government protests to demand more political freedoms.