Ethiopian Marathoner’s Protest Puts Him at Odds With His Government Watch new Ethiopian movies and news on iPhone, Android, iPad or visit our site Sodere.com By DANIEL VICTOR As Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia crossed the finish line in his silver-medal marathon run at the Rio Olympics on Sunday, he raised his arms and crossed them in an X, a gesture of protest against his country’s government that he said could get him killed if he returned home. He is uncertain where he will go next, and what will become of his wife and two children in Ethiopia. “If I go back to Ethiopia, maybe they will kill me,” he said at a news conference after the race, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. “If I am not killed, maybe they will put me in prison.” #FeyisaLelisa‘s career with the Ethiopian Athletics Federation ended tonight. But his courageous act of protest is one for the history books — Mohammed Ademo (@OPride) August 21, 2016 An accomplished distance runner who has one of the 50 fastest marathon times, he defied an Olympic prohibition on political demonstrations to make his statement, raising his arms again in protest at the race’s medal ceremony. He quickly attracted supporters on social media. Antigovernment protests in Ethiopia, an American ally that has experienced stability and a growing economy over the last decade, have been growing recently, with thousands of people demanding political changes. Human rights groups say the protests have been met by brutal crackdowns by the government, including the shooting deaths of unarmed protesters. A Human Rights Watch report in June estimated that more than 400 people had been killed in seven months, almost all of them civilians. Protesters in the Oromo ethnic group, Ethiopia’s largest, say they feel marginalized. The Tigrayan ethnic group makes up about 6 percent of the population but dominates in politics, the military and commerce. “The Ethiopian government is killing my people, so I stand with all protests anywhere, as Oromo is my tribe,” Mr. Lilesa said, according to The Washington Post. “My relatives are in prison, and if they talk about democratic rights they are killed.” He told reporters he did not know where he would go next, but mentioned Kenya and the United States as possibilities, according to a video from LetsRun.com. Subscribe or Rent movies to watch. Monthly subscription prices are $29.99 or $9.99. Watch 6 movies per month and more than 400 Ethiopian movies. You can watch when you want, as much as you want on TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer. Subscribe for one month and cancel anytime. 29.99/month (SodereOnDemand.com) 6 new movies per month and 400+ released films KIDS videos, Movie premier videos. There are two options to pay: PayPal or credit card. To pay through credit card or PayPal, click SUBSCRIBE NOW button, add cart and "proceed to check out", Enter your name, address and other information. Rent and Watch. Price starts at $2.99 $9.99/month (Sodere.com) 2 new movie after sign up + 2 new movies per month. Questions? call 1 310 570 9291 viber or direct. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.