They arrived with guns, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered them to do push-ups

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, ordered protesting soldiers who arrived at his office in the capital, Addis Ababa, with guns to do 10 push-ups and then joined them.

The BBC reports the soldiers were among several hundred protesting troops who entered his office grounds to demand a pay rise.

As the BBC reports it appears the smiles on the soldiers’ faces as they performed the push-ups suggest the prime minister succeeded in defusing the situation amicably.

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