Oromo community in Melbourne protests against Ethiopian’s government violent crackdown on farmers and students

The Oromo community in Melbourne organised a protest rally  in Melbourne on Friday 9 May 2014 to voice its concerns about acts of violence perpetrated against civilians (mostly Oromo students and farmers)  by government forces in Addis-Ababa, Ethopia.

The crackdown happened following a large demonstration on 29 April 2014 by about 25,000 Oromo civilians to protest against  the government’s recently announced plan for the territorial expansion of the nation’s capital Addis-Ababa, which will involve large portions of land being taken away from Oromo farmers.

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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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