Jinka, November 30, 2001 (WIC)- Three people reportedly sustained injuries when police
clashed with over 2,000 student demonstrators yesterday in Jinka town of the South Omo
Zone in South Ethiopia peoples State.
Zonal police chief Leutenant Demeke Endale said police clashed with the students when they
tried to disband the demonstration because it was staged illegally as they didn't get
permission from the authorities of the town.
According to the students the demonstration was called to express their grievance against
what they said was an unrepresentative recruitment of candidates to be enrolled in primary
school teachers Training institute in the town which they said.
According to Leutinent Demeke two of the injured were police and one a student.
The students of three schools in the town took to the streets despite the fact that they were
told that the demonstration was illegal, the zonal council said.