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  • Hirut Guangul Becomes the First Female Athlete who Shows Protest Gesture

    Hirut Guangul, of Ethiopoia, crosses the finish line to take first place in women's group of the full marathon portion of the Quad Cities Marathon Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the finish line near John Deere Pavilion in Moline.

    As Hirut Guangul, of Ethiopia, crossed the Quad Cities Marathon finish line as the first woman overall for the fourth consecutive year, she crossed her arms above her head in an "X". Guanhul became the first QCM four-time champion, but the moment became larger than just her athletic achievement on Sunday morning. "I like this race," said Guanhul. "Four-time champion. I'm very, very happy." After the race, the 24-year-old said the "X" is a way of protesting the human rights abuses that are taking place in Ethiopia.

    Guanhul's simple action is a brave and powerful one that bypasses any language barrier. Hundreds of peaceful Ethiopian protesters have been killed or arrested by the Ethiopian military this year. Protesters have demanded equality for the country's Oromo people, Ethiopia's largest ethnic group that has felt marginalized by the government as it pushes them off their land before selling it. Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa held up an "X" with his arms as he won silver in the marathon at the Rio Olympics. The gesture has been used as a symbol of strength and peaceful resistance.  

    Lilesa says he likely will not be able to return home after making the gesture of solidarity. The Oromos also have used the "X" as a sign of their protest.

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  • Ethiopian Man Burned alive by robbers

    Admas News:- Ethiopian Man Burned alive by robbers. 

    Tesfu Reday lives in Johannesburg for the past 6 years. He struggled in life and was able to open a small shop.

    Last Wednesday, September 14, around midnight robbers came to his shop where he also lives in a small room behind. They broke the door and went it. He asked them what they want. They were looking for money, so he gave them all he has. But they didnt stop there. They took him outside where he park his car, put him inside and tie him with the chair and then lit the car on fire.

    They escaped after they did that. Our helpless brother, Tesfu Coudn't survive the fire.His body was so damaged it took time for the police to identify him. They finally did after taking DNA sample from his son, a 3 year old boy

    Once his identity is released, fellow Ethiopians were able to send his body back home and we have learnt that he got buried in Addis Abeba Sunday, Sept. 18/20016

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