By Derese Tariku, DeBirhan.com
Following the protests and arrest of students of Debre Markos University, northern Ethiopia, in the past two days, the students of Bahir Dar University and Gonder University have began large scale protests today.
It has been confirmed that both Poly and Peda Campuses of Bahir Dar University (BDU) and Tewodors and Maraki Campuses of Gonder University (GU) have spent the whole day today (09 May 2012) protesting. “The student’s protest is spreading like a wildfire” said a student from Maraki Campus, GU. Regional police force and Federal police are approaching the campuses.
Several students have been injured and arrested following “rights related” protests by Debre Markos University students in the past two days. “Food poison” is also said to be one of the causes.
There are over 40,000 students in both Bahir Dar and Gonder Universities enrolled in the regular program.