Police say 81 people were killed including three Oromia special police force members after protests sparked by assassination of popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa.
Jawar Mohammed is a former media mogul who recently joined the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress and has a large support base in Ethiopia's Oromia region.
Amnesty International says the death toll could increase as they investigated new reports of casualties. Jawar Mohammed, a former ally of PM Abiy Ahmed, told his supporters it was "not the time to kill each other", reminding them to stay alert.
Hundreds of supporters of prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed set up camp around his house in Addis Ababa, one day after police fired gunshots and teargas to break up demonstrations that witnessed casualties.
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