logo2On 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.


About advocacy4oromia

The aim of Advocacy for Oromia-A4O is to advocate for the people’s causes to bring about beneficial outcomes in which the people able to resolve to their issues and concerns to control over their lives. Advocacy for Oromia may provide information and advice in order to assist people to take action to resolve their own concerns. It is engaged in promoting and advancing causes of disadvantaged people to ensure that their voice is heard and responded to. The organisation also committed to assist the integration of people with refugee background in the Australian society through the provision of culturally-sensitive services.

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