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Thousands Rally In Ethiopia Against ISIS Killing Of Ethiopian Christians In Libya

Thousands of Ethiopians gathered in the capital of Addis Ababa on Wednesday for a rally to protest the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. There were reports of violence at the government-sponsored gathering at Meskel square, where protesters hurled rocks and scuffled with police, leading to the detention of some people, Reuters reported.

Citizens of the majority-Christian country gathered in the square holding placards, which read: "We want revenge for our sons' blood," referring to the mass execution of Ethiopian Christians shown in a recent video released by the Islamic State group, the Associated Press reported.

The ISIS video, released on Sunday, showed fighters holding two groups of people they described as "followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church," before beheading and shooting them. The video purportedly showed the killing of some 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

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