Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed does press-ups with protesting soldiers.


Ethiopia’s prime minister has done press-ups with dozens of protesting soldiers, who had marched into his office in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Abiy Ahmed was unhappy that soldiers had brought weapons and ordered them to do 10 press-ups.
They were among several hundred protesting soldiers who entered his office grounds to demand a pay rise.
The situation caused alarm, leading to road closures in the area and the internet to be shut off for hours.
Many Ethiopians wondered whether this amounted to a serious security breach, says BBC Amharic’s Jibat Tamirat.
However, the smiles on the soldiers’ faces as they performed the press-ups suggest the prime minister succeeded in defusing the situation amicably.

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