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Ethiopia is in a state of national mourning after 52 Oromo protesters were killed in a stampede

Ethiopia is in a state of national mourning after 52 Oromo protesters were killed in a stampede

Scores of protesters and bystanders were killed on Sunday (Oct 2) when a crowd gathered for an Oromo religious holiday turned into a stampede. The government of Ethiopia has declared three days of mourning for the victims.

Activists say the stampede began after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into a peacefully chanting crowd. Groups gathered at the festival had begun chanting the anti-government slogan “down, down TPLF,” referring to the ruling Tigrayan People’s Liberation...

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