Ethiopia's main opposition party has announced a week-long strike to protest election results and the deaths of at least 46 people during anti-government demonstrations.
Addis Ababa was reported calm with shops closed and fewer taxis and buses operating than normal. Police are conducting patrols throughout the city.
The Ethiopian government has defended the police response to last week's street protests in the capital and elsewhere, saying authorities have a duty to restore order against criminals provoking violence.
Meanwhile, lawyers for the opposition filed a lawsuit today (Monday) demanding the immediate and unconditional release of 20 leaders detained during last week's skirmishes between police and anti-government protesters.
The United States and the European Union have also demanded the authorities release those arrested.
Ethiopia's opposition charges fraud in the results declaring the ruling party the winner of May's parliamentary elections.