UPDATE There is no light in several parts of Addis Ababa right now. Anwar area in Merkato is filled with tens of thousands of people.
Federal Police started to retreat after being overwhelmed by defiant crowd.
UPDATE: Woyanne Federal police forcibly entered Awolia Mosque and arrested some individuals. People are in the streets facing live bullets. Shots from heavy caliber guns (may be .50 caliber) are being heard. It seems that the Woyanne Federal Police has a shoot-to-kill policy. They are aiming directly at the unarmed protesters. Ethiopian Review sources report that Muslim leaders are appealing to the worshipers to take shelter. Wounded people are being rushed to hospitals… stay tuned for more update
The tension between the ruling Woyanne junta in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Muslim community turned violent once again today when Federal police troopers opened fire on unarmed Muslim worshipers in Addis Ababa. According to Ethiopian Review sources, the the Federal police opened fire when the worshipers tried to reach the Awolia Mosque in Merkato that was blocked off this morning. First, the police used teargas to disperse the crowed. They also savagely beat up the peacefully worshipers with sticks and buttons. The security forces resorted to shooting live bullets when the worshipers broke through the police blockade.