Deadly stampede in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

During a protest at an ethnic Oromo Festival, police used tear gas to stop the protest. During the ensuing stampede, several people were killed. There are conflicting reports on the number of people killed, ranging from 15 to 50.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers who watch or participate in various festivals should be cautious and always identify exit routes in case the event becomes violent. It is advisable to remain on the periphery of crowds.