Demolishing history

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The 87 years old Buffet de la Gare was demolished on Saturday June 15, by the Kirkos Sub City officials. The historic place was in the process of being listed as a cultural heritage site of Addis Ababa by the city’s Culture and Tourism bureau. Famous Ethiopian jazz singers made their names in the 60s and 70s in this place. “This is destroying the history of the city, it is unacceptable, what is going to be next?” said one resident of Addis Ababa who was watching the demolition as it took place.