Olympian Calls on U.S. to Push for Human Rights in Ethiopia

Feyisa Lilesa grabbed global headlines when he crossed his wrists as a sign of solidarity with ongoing Oromo protests as he approached the finish line during the Rio men's marathon.



Long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa won silver in an exciting race at the Rio Olympics and then used the opportunity to show his support for the protests 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.