Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms in protest of the persecution of the Oromo people as he crosses the Olympic marathon line in Rio de Janeiro.

Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms in protest of the persecution of the Oromo people as he crosses the Olympic marathon line in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday, Aug 25 12:34 p.m. (ET)

Olympic Marathon Medalist Faces Persecution In Ethiopia — And He’s Not The Only One

While many local Ethiopians have been following the persecution of protestors in the Oromia region, a recent act of protest at the 2016 Rio Olympic marathon finish line brought the issue to an international stage.

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