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Killings by Islamic extremists of Ethiopian migrants roil predominantly Christian Ethiopia

Unidentified relatives and friends mourn for the Ethiopians who were were held captive in Libya and killed by the Islamic State group, in the poor Cherkos Village neighborhood of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, April 20, 2015. Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings that has shocked many in the predominantly Christian country where some on Monday gathered in an Addis Ababa slum to mourn two former residents whose faces were recognized in the Islamic State video. (AP Photo)

Unidentified relatives and friends mourn for the Ethiopians who were were held captive in Libya and killed by the Islamic State group, in the poor Cherkos Village neighborhood of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, April 20, 2015. Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings that has shocked many in the predominantly Christian country where some on Monday gathered in an Addis Ababa slum to mourn two former residents whose faces were recognized in the Islamic State video. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya while parliament weighed a response to the killings.

The killings have roiled this predominantly Christian country in East Africa. Hundreds of protesters departed from the homes of two of the victims and tried to reach Meskel Square on Tuesday but police blocked them. They also tried to go to the Parliament but were blocked again.

Those killed by the extremists were mostly migrants and Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom told lawmakers that the government will take "all necessary action" to protect citizens and will start repatriating those who wish to come home. He said most of the human traffickers of Ethiopian migrants are themselves Ethiopians.