Oromia: Three days of mourning after 52 die in Ethiopia



Ethiopia has begun three days of mourning after at least 52 people were killed during a protest at a religious festival in the Oromia region.
Some died in a stampede on Sunday after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, witnesses said.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said rioters had caused "pre-planned mayhem" that led people to fall to their deaths in ravines.
He denied reports that the security forces had opened fire.
In a national address on state TV, he praised their "great efforts" to protect the public and blamed "evil forces" for the deaths,... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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