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Moscow, Nov 3 (Canadian-Media): Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged citizens to confront forces that threaten to impede the country's progress after about 86 people were killed in anti-government protests, media reports said.
"We must stop the forces that are holding back our steps, while we are moving towards our goals," the prime minister said, commenting on the protests.
Anti-government protests in Ethiopia/Twitter
Ahmed also said that the government will not shy away from responsibility to protect people and their property.
Abiy is the country's first leader representing the Oromo group, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.
In October, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the 20-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.