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Oromia: Global Prayer Day for the Martyrs of #OromoProtests March 13, 2016

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Odaa OromooSolidarity message to Oromo People and #OromoProtests

Women mourn during the funeral ceremony of a primary school teacher who family members said was shot dead by military forces during protests in Oromiaworship at San Francisco Theological Seminary in Solidarity with Oromo Protest. Most of people you see here are local church leaders, Pastor and Professors. 10 March 2016

 

Global  Prayers Day for the Martyrs of #OromoProtests, 12 March 2016

Globaly Prayers Day for the Martyrs of #OromoProtests, 12 March 2016

 

March 12, 2016. Minnesota: Global Oromo Churches Prayer and Fasting for Oromo being killed by Wayane in Oromia.

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The Star Phoenix: #OromoProtests Global Rally: Large group protests the treatment of Oromo people in Ethiopia March 13, 2016

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Odaa Oromoo#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally  in Saskatoon, Canada, 11 March 2016.#OromoProtests against the Ethiopian regime fascist tyranny. Join the peaceful movement for justice, democracy, development and freedom of Oromo and other oppressed people in Ethiopia

Large group protests the treatment of Oromo people in Ethiopia


 

A group is marching today in downtown Saskatoon to  draw attention to violence against the Oromo people in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian government forces killed more than 80 people in protests in the country’s Oromia region.

Ethiopia’s prime minister apologized this week for the deaths resulting from the anti-government protests in the Oromia region but accused the protesters of being responsible.

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SASKATOON,SK–People protesting the treatment of Oromo protestors in Ethiopia gather and march at city hall in Saskatoon, Friday, March 11, 2016. Part of the protest included a mock display of treatment of protesters. (GREG PENDER/ SASKATOON STARPHOENIX) GREG PENDER/SASKATOON STARPHOENIX

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People protesting the treatment of Oromo protestors in Ethiopia gather and march at city hall in Saskatoon, Friday, March 11, 2016. Part of the protest included a mock display of treatment of protesters. (GREG PENDER/ SASKATOON STARPHOENIX)

 

The group, called the Saskatoon Oromo Self-Help Association Corporation, marched downtown and protested outside of City Hall.

“There has been rampage violence and and reckless mass murder of the Oromo people by the country’s militarily armed police forces and security agents,” the group said in a press release.

The group is “appalled” by the treatment of the Oromo people in Ethiopia.

Associated Press files.


 

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Deseret News: #OromoProtests Solidarity Rally: Utah Oromo community calls for U.S. pressure to end Ethiopia violence March 13, 2016

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Odaa OromooNo To Fascist TPLF Ethiopia's genocidal militarism and mass killings in Oromia, Ethiopia#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally  in Utah, USA, 11 March 2016.#OromoProtests Global solidarity rally  in Utah, USA, 11 March 2016. p2#OromoProtests against the Ethiopian regime fascist tyranny. Join the peaceful movement for justice, democracy, development and freedom of Oromo and other oppressed people in Ethiopia

Utah Oromo community calls for U.S. pressure to end Ethiopia violence

Geleta Fite crosses his arms in protest

as members of Utah’s Oromo community rally for human rights

in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 11, 2016.

 

SALT LAKE CITY — Holding signs depicting bloodied victims of the violence that has erupted in the Oromia region of Ethiopia over the past several months, Utah’s Oromo community rallied Friday in front of the federal building.

The group is demanding U.S. help in bringing justice to their friends and families living in Ethiopia, where government forces have killed hundreds of peaceful protesters opposing the annexation of the country’s capital Addis Abada into surrounding towns.

“We’re here today to protest the killings taking place in every corner of Oromia and to bring that violation of human rights to the government of the United States so that the United States can make some pressure to stop the killing,” said Geleta Fite, who came to the U.S. in 2013. But his family, he said, remains in Ethiopia.

“We will not sit back until we see some change and we see some justice for the murdered,” he said.

Fite joined several dozen other Oromo community members to deliver letters to Utah’s U.S. senators, demanding that the United States “condemn the brutal acts of the Ethiopian government and ensure these acts stop immediately,” the letter states.

Among its requests, the group urged the U.S. to advise its business community to limit spending in Ethiopia until the violence ends and pressure the Ethiopian government to establish an independent investigation into the killings.

The Human Rights Watch has said that there have been “almost daily accounts of killings and arbitrary arrests” since the beginning of the year as Ethiopian forces have suppressed peaceful protests in a government crackdown.

The Associated Press has reported that the protests were led by students who opposed what they believed to be a government plan to expand the capital, which would ultimately lead to the displacement of thousands of families and farmers. The Ethiopian government has denied the protestors’ claims, saying it only seeks to link Addis Ababa with nearby towns.

In January, after the deadly protests erupted, the AP reported Ethiopian officials canceled plans to integrate the capital with surrounding communities. However, the Human Rights Watch has said the bloody crackdown has continued, after the plan’s cancellation did not halt protests.

“This is genocide,” said Genemo Bedaso, chairman of the Utah Oromo Community. “We appeal for America to stop it. They have the power.”

Bedaso and Fite tried to meet with Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee on Friday to deliver their group’s letter. The senators were not available, but staff members accepted the letters. Hatch’s spokeswoman, Heather Barney, said the letter will be relayed to the senator in Washington.

“Sen. Hatch is always responsive to his constituents’ concerns and has directed staff to meet with them,” she said. “He’s very concerned about the problems that they’re sketching out and he’s happy to listen.”

The European Parliament adopted a resolution in January to condemn the peaceful protest killings, call for an investigation of the violence, and demand immediate release of arrested Oromo activists.


 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865649906/Utah-Oromo-community-calls-for-US-pressure-to-end-Ethiopia-violence.html?pg=all