ACLED records instances of arrest when they involve a high-profile rebel, member of an armed group, political figure, or activist/movement leader, or if the arrest is likely to have consequences on political violence and demonstration trends. Mass arrests involving more than 25 people at a single place and time are also recorded, as are arrests involving 100 or more people over a longer span of time. This section includes reports of arrests and mass arrests that have taken place in Ethiopia.