Remembering Oromo Martyrs’ Day in Melbourne


(Advocacy4Oromia – Australia) – We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating this year’s Oromo Martyrs Day on April 19, 2014, at Flemington Community Centre. This commemorative day was first started by the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) following the execution of its prominent leaders on diplomatic mission enroute to Somalia on April 15, 1980. Since then, this day was observed as Oromo Martyrs’ Day by Oromo nationals around the world to honour those who have sacrificed their lives to free Oromia and to renew the commitment for the cause for which they had died.

To welcome the Oromo Martyrs’ Day, Oromians will be hosting different memorial ceremonies at their places. This is a perfect opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, and support the work of the Oromo Liberation Front in promoting the Oromo freedom struggle.

The event will commence with a special memorial service from 3.00pm, followed by the speech of the Vice Chairperson and Head of OLF Foreign Affairs, Obbo Bultum Biyyo, with ample time being given for Q&A and discussion about the historic commencement of Oromo Martyrs’ Day and current Oromo freedom struggle.

Indeed, it is the right day to salute all martyrs of our people for the national freedom struggle as well as our ongoing struggle for full liberation, equality and justice who fell while trying to fight a tyrant by his own weapons.


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