Oromo Community in Tingvoll and Møre og Romsdal Demonstration on 2nd June 2014
we Oromo community protested against on-going in Ethiopia Oromia Region by Ethiopian security force we condemn the killing, torturing, arresting mass Oromo University students, high school and Oromo politicians. Currently there are rallies being held whole over the world and still going on.
We Oromo community in Tingvoll Norway are outraged with Ethiopian dictatorial regime ongoing reckless attack on the Oromo students that are peacefully demonstrating against irresponsible expansion of Finfinnee/Addis Ababa for the purpose of land grabbing.
Oromo students at various Universities and high school across Oromia have been staging non-violent demonstration against the master plan that is set to expand Addis Ababa into surrounding Oromia Region. The students were concerned by the fact that the so called master plan will displace millions Oromo farmers and destroy many communities and their livelihood. The recent crackdown is not the first time that our young children and elders are massacred, torched, jailed and disappeared. Many University Students and high school Students including lectures and teachers and many businesspersons and farmers have been killed disappeared and have been in jail for many years without justice many of them dying from inhuman treatment, tortured, attacks and humiliations and from deliberated deprival of medical treatment.
The Oromo people have been continually seeking their rights being respected but the Ethiopian Regime response is cruel even for young people and Students.
According to human right group while kidnapping and extra judicial arrests and detentions have continued particularly around academic institutions in different parts of the regional state of Oromia in Ethiopia.
The main reason we protestes is to condemns the use of excessive force by security forces or special force of TPLF called Agazi the merciless force in the world against peacefully protesters in a number of Universities and locations across Oromia during the last month, which has resulted in deaths and injuries of dozens of Oromo people including students and children. Many hundreds of protesters are reported to have been arbitrarily arrested, tortured and being detained incommicado and without charge. Detainers are at risk of torture.
There are more than enough incidents and records confirming that the Ethiopian authority’s violation of International human rights law and has committed crime against humanity.
The Ethiopian ruling elites are most likely will continue their wild act of killing, torturing and forcing millions Oromos to flee their homes.
We are calling on the International community to stand against the brutality of the Ethiopian Regime particularly Norway, USA, UK and EU governments to stop their relationships with Ethiopian Dictatorial Regime and to stop sending their Money to TPLF. There are reports by International Organizations that the Aid has been used against the people to who you were send for.
During our demonstration rally in Tingvoll Norway, we went to the municipality office in Tingvoll where we meet the mayor of Tingvoll and he deliver speech infornt of his office on his speech he said he understand the situation in Ethiopia and he will send our letter to his government. Alemin kelifa a secretory of the community and one of the groups who organized the demonstration deliver speech and a letter to the mayor of Tingvoll Norway. Also we want to thank those who gave their time and organize the demonstration to be voice for voiceless of our children who have been murdered by Ethiopian security force and the promised that they will continue to demand for freedom, justice and democracy for Oromo peoples.
Oromo Community in Tingvoll and Møre og Romsdl.