52 confirmed dead in stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Associated Press

According to eyewitness reports, several people at the annual festival in Bishoftu Sunday were crushed to death after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters chanting anti-government slogans as they pushed toward a stage where leaders were speaking. Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (AP) -- Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said.


Dozens of deaths during stampede at Ethiopia religious event

Associated Press

Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. According to eyewitness reports, several people at the annual festival in Bishoftu Sunday were crushed to death after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters chanting anti-government slogans as they pushed toward a stage where leaders were speaking. BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (AP) -- Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said.


Kyrgyz Police Disperse Protest Over Ex-Lawmaker's Detention

U.S. News

Authorities detained Sadyr Zhaparov, who Kyrgyz media say plans to run for the presidency, when he returned to the country earlier on Saturday after spending three years abroad in self-imposed exile. He faces charges of taking hostage a government official in 2013.


Turkish police disperse LGBTI activists holding banned march

The Japan Times

ISTANBUL – Turkey's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists gathered Sunday for an LGBTI pride march in Istanbul, moving from street to street for an hour as police tried to end an event the local government had banned for the fourth year in a row. Hundreds of people chanted slogans and waved rainbow flags on side streets along Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul's main pedestrian thoroughfare. The organizers released a statement saying the city's ban would not deter them from marching peacefully. Despite the ban, police allowed the organizers to read a press statement. "We do not recognize this ban," the group said in the statement read out loud by a volunteer, calling the prohibition imposed by Istanbul's governor "comical."


Two Killed as Kenyan Police Disperse Opposition Supporters

U.S. News

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two people were shot dead on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse opposition supporters marching from an airport alongside the convoy of opposition leader Raila Odinga, a Reuters witness said.