Ethiopian Paralympian Medallist Reprimanded for Political Protest
Tamiru Demisse won silver in the 1500 meters T13 at Rio Paralympics, and used the opportunity to protest against the Ethiopian government. In August, Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa made the same gesture after his silver medal run in Rio.
RFI, 13 September 2016
The International Paralympic Committee reprimanded a visually impaired Ethiopian runner Monday for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line, a protest against alleged… Read more »
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Tamiru Demisse won silver in the 1500 meters T13 at Rio Paralympics and used the opportunity to make a protest gesture against the Ethiopian ... see more »
Nation, 13 September 2016
Henry Kirwa won bronze in the T13 men's 1,500m final of the 2016 Paralympic Games on Monday morning at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »
Nation, 12 September 2016
Henry Kirwa won bronze in the T13 men's 1,500m final Monday dawn at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro to stretch Kenya's medal tally to three in the Rio Paralympics Games. Read more »
Marathon medallist Feyisa Lilesa was the first Ethiopian athlete to show his support by crossing his arms - the protests are against the Ethiopian government's privatisation of certain areas of land, and plans to expand the area of the capital Addis Ababa further into Oromo land.