I'll tell you why the media is suddenly calling the Meron tragedy a "stampede." They are pushing a new narrative that is meant to shift all the blame to the victims.
Sampling of headlines as of 10:30 am...
Interestingly, the police at this scene were at the same time hosting a delegation of Ukrainian police led by their top cop. They were reportedly going to demonstrate how they handle crowds of religious Jews as an instruction for how the Ukrainians might improve their handling of the Uman crowds.
I have to say further, that I am sickened to the core of my being by the blatant attempts to collect political capital off the tragedy before the dead were even buried.
HASHEM YERACHEM!! The following was uploaded to Twitter on Friday. It was not accompanied by any explanation so I don't know if it had any connection to Meron, but the police attitude toward Chareidim is very evident in their actions.
[UPDATE: Rivka Levy says, "It's definitely inside Rashbi's tomb in Meron."]