OROMO COMMUNITY PEACE RALLY IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
On the urgent meeting of 4th May 2014 afternoon at 13a Wingate Avenue, the community members agreed to conduct peaceful public rally on the coming Friday, 9th May 2014 from 9:30AM. It is planned to protest against the Ethiopian government brutal crackdown of protesters.
Since April 25, Oromo students have demonstrated throughout Oromia to protest the government’s plan to substantially expand the municipal boundaries of Finfinne (Addis Ababa) which the students believe would threaten communities currently under regional jurisdiction. Security forces have responded by shooting at and beating peaceful protesters in various Oromia cities.
The students protest in many areas of the Oromia has been intensified leading to the deaths of at least 100 civilians in Oromia under the hands of government security forces. According to our sources so far more than 500 have reportedly been injured and over 5000 people have been detained in unknown camps and centres.
Therefore, we would like to notify that our community members in Victoria is going to hold a one day public rally to protest against killing, innocent Oromo Students in day light and to support Oromo farmers who will be displaced, to raise public awareness and to seek the Australian government and the broader community to intervene.
When: 9th of May 2014
Time: 9:30 AM
Starting point: Spring St & Treasury Pl, East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Destination: Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne, Vic
Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria to Federation Square
Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Please find the Press Release 06-05-2014 of our community about the coming Friday, May 9th of 2014 rally in Melbourne.