Ethiopian protesters turn flower farms into ashes

Ethiopian protesters have set fire to two horticultural farms in Meshenti town. This is reported by local media. According to, the flower fields have been turned into ashes. There have been anti-government protests in Ethiopia since last November. Reuters reported the death of at least 90 protesters in the beginning of August.

The horticulture sector in Ethiopia is growing rapidly. The Amhara region, where the protests have been intensifying in the last days, covers 170.000 square kilometres, and is promoted by the government amongst flower farms and investors. The government has put in place cold room facilities at Bahir Dar International airport to cater for a direct cargo flight to anywhere in the world.

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