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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Ethiopia's government said Monday at least five people had been killed in protests against its plan to incorporate areas of farmland near the capital into a new zone to attract business, while an opposition figure said 30 had died.Protesters, many of them students, have repeatedly clashed with security forces in several towns in the Oromiya region around Addis Ababa during the past three weeks over the government move that farmers say will be used to grab land.There are no opposition figures in parliament and protests are rarely reported.According to Ethiopian law, all land belongs to the state and those purchasing the land are only considered leaseholders.
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