Demonstrators holds signs during a rally after more than 20 Ethiopians Christians were killed by ISIS militants on April 22, 2015 in Addis Ababa. AFP PHOTO / ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER
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Tens of thousands of Ethiopians marched through the capital Wednesday in a government-organised rally condemning the murder of a group of Ethiopian Christians by ISIS militants in Libya.The official rally appeared to be aimed at channelling public anger sparked by the killings, with a huge crowd beginning to gather shortly after dawn in Addis Ababa's huge Meskel Square. However, some demonstrators directed their anger at the government.A large number of Ethiopians leave their country -- Africa's second largest in terms of population with more than 90 million people -- seeking work elsewhere.The rally comes a month before Ethiopia holds parliamentary elections, the first since the death of long-time leader Meles Zenawi.The government has promised to help repatriate migrants who are still in Libya and has warned its citizens not to go to areas where Islamic State group is active.
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