Oromia: Deadly Stampede at Ethiopia protest leaves 52 dead – BBC NEWS

by Selam
Protesters run from tear gas being fired by police during Irreecha, the thanks giving festival of the Oromo people in Bishoftu town of Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2
Many fled as security forces used tear gas

Fifty-two people were killed and many more injured in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during a protest at a religious festival, the government says.

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