Protests hit Ethiopia after stampede deaths



Protests broke out in some areas of Ethiopia's Oromiya region on Monday, a day after dozens of people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival sparked by a bid by police to quell demonstrations, witnesses said.
Opposition politicians and government officials gave contrasting tolls of casualties that took place during the annual Irreecha festival in the town of Bishoftu, some 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Addis Ababa, where police fired teargas and shots in the air to disperse protesters.
The manager of the town's government-operated referral hospital said the death toll had... read more

 
3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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