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Ethiopia declares three days national mourning following deaths of 52

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The Ethiopian government has declared three days of national mourning following the deaths of at least 52 people in a stampede that occurred during a protest at a religious festival in the Oromia region on Sunday.

It is however not yet clear what caused the deaths.

In a statement released on Ethiopia’s state broadcaster, the government said the mourning is meant to “commemorate innocent citizens who lost their lives because of the violence instigated by anti-peace forces”.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn earlier blamed rioters for the “mayhem” which led to a stampede.

Opposition activists however say the panic was triggered by security forces that fired teargas canisters and bullets into the large crowd that had gathered for a thanksgiving ceremony.


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  1. Rest In Power whoever took the journey out of this Earth…the government should control they dogs(cops) too because most of the times they cause problems we see nothing done to solve it…until they stop using them as defensive mechanism of what they hiding from us then we will not move as a nation or even as an Afreecan continent

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