Oromo American Citizens Council Press Release on deliberate acts of killings over 650

Mass killing on 2016 Irreechaa celebration by the Ethiopian Regime 

For Immediate Press Release

October 4, 2016

The Oromo American Citizens Council and its entire members are deeply saddened by the deliberate acts of killings of over 650 Oromo people who were peacefully celebrating Irreechaa at Lake Arsadee in Bishooftuu town, 40 km south of Finfinnee (Addis Ababa) in Oromia region of Ethiopia. Irreechaa is a Thanksgiving event which holds the most sacred and respected space in the Oromo nation. Every year at the end of September, more than 4 million Oromo people from different religion background, political belief, and from all corners of the country travel to Bishooftuu town to attend this event. They carry colorful flowers and grass and walk joyfully to the lake to thank the almighty creator of this Universe for peacefully transitioning the nation from the rainy season to the harvesting months. This sacred event is now candidate as being reviewed by the UNESCO to be registered as the World’s heritage. Read full story in PDF

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