At least 50 killed in stampede after police open fire at religious festival

At least 50 killed in stampede after police open fire at religious festival
 

At least 50 people have been killed after police opened fire at protesters during a religious festival in Ethiopia. 
Thousands of people had gathered at a sacred lake in the town of Bishoftu to take part in the Irreecha ceremony, which marks the end of the rainy season.
But the event quickly turned violent with protesters throwing stones and bottles at each other and others making anti-government gestures, by crossing their wrists above their heads.
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2 October 2016 in Hot News, Views: 34
Source: Metro
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