The annual Irreecha religious festival of the Oromo people that was held on Sunday in Bishoftu, 40 km south of the capital Addis Ababa, ends with tragedy after regime forces fired teargas and guns from ground and a military helicopter to disperse a protest, triggering a stampede, witnesses said.
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Among the over million festival goers, crowds formed and start chanting “we need freedom” slogans with their arms crossed above their heads. That triggers security forces to fire teargas and warning shots resulting to the death of hundreds just like that. Continue reading Irreecha Massacre: Hundreds of Oromo Festival Goers Feared Dead in Bishoftu