Olympian Feyisa Lilesa stood up to Ethopia's violence & became a hero @TylerRickyTynes https://t.co/vxq3uuZxzO pic.twitter.com/hqzHXYNEXo
— Outsports (@outsports) August 23, 2016
Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa cannot safely return to Ethiopia because of his brave protest against his government’s brutal oppression of the Oromo people. I have an Oromo friend who has been sending me firsthand reports of the government violence. It is sickening. If Lilesa wants to come to America, we should welcome him.
The Ethiopian marathoner who flashed an antigovernment gesture in Rio isn't returning home. https://t.co/Jv4aTGQ4EY pic.twitter.com/cefTfNKK9d
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 23, 2016