Dozens Killed In Ethiopia Protest Stampede

Dozens of people have reportedly been killed and injured, following a stampede, during a protest, in Ethiopia.

Dozens have been killed and injured in Ethiopia’s Oromia region after security forces confronted protesters at a festival, witnesses say.

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

Thousands had gathered for a religious festival in Bishoftu, 40km (25 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa.

Some reports said police responded after anti-government protesters threw stones and bottles. Others said demonstrators were entirely peaceful.

Ethiopia’s government said 52 people were killed in the stampede.

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