52 Killed, others Injured in Ethiopia’s Religious Festival Stampede

52 Killed, others Injured in Ethiopia’s Religious Festival Stampede

Fifty-Two people have been killed and many more injured in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during a protest at a religious festival

some died in a stampede after police employed tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said rioters had caused “pre-planned mayhem” that led people to fall to their deaths in ravines and denied reports that the security forces had opened fire.

people in the Oromia and Amhara regions have complained about political and economic Marginalisation.

The prolonged unrest was sparked last November by a plan to expand the capital into Oromia, leading to fears that farmers from the Oromo ethnic group, the largest in Ethiopia, would be displaced

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