Ongoing conflict and tension between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front has led to Tigrayans living in Addis Ababa speaking out against growing ethnic profiling and harassment. Some Tigrayans in Ethiopia have described how they have been harassed, detained or discriminated against since fighting began in their home region on 4 November. The BBC reports that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has emphasised that the conflict in the northern Tigray region is against a “criminal clique” within the dominant party there, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), but reports from elsewhere in the country suggest there is an ethnic dimension to the crisis. The government has denied that there has been ethnic profiling and said any action carried out against individuals was for justified security reasons.