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Ethiopian Runner Says Olympic Protest Was Planned

Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lelisa, the silver medalist in last month's Olympic men's marathon, said his defiant, finish-line gesture against the Ethiopian government was no spontaneous act. Feyisa grabbed worldwide attention when he crossed his wrists above his head in a sign of solidarity with anti-government protests in his native Oromia region that have left hundreds dead since last November. "As soon as I was selected [for the Olympics], I decided that I would use this...

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