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Oromo supporters march into Ethiopia's capital

While parts of the commercial centre of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, has been described as a ghost town (see earlier entry), in the wake of clashes between supporters of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and some residents in the city, the western part of the city is very busy.

Thousands of OLF supporters are walking into Addis Ababa ahead of a rally welcoming back the movement's leaders from exile. They are being escorted by members of the security forces.

The BBC's Habtamu Tibebu has photographed some of them as they make their way into the city:

OLF supporter with flag
OLF supporters with banners

Security remains tight with a big police presence, especially at junctions to prevent further clashes, our correspondent adds.

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