Daily Archives: April 4, 2014

Remembering Oromo Martyrs Day in Melbourne

April 15  announcementWe 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 Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) following the execution of its prominent leader’s on diplomatic mission enrouted 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 a commitment to the cause for which they have died.

To welcome the Oromo Martyrs Day, Oromias will be hosting different memorial ceremony 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 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, Mr 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 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.

The Oromo Community in Victoria