(OLF news 10 July,2008)-Several Wayyane-invented “Ethiopian flags” were distributed to the Oromo students of Robe Teachers’ College against their will on July, 2008, a day which was supposed to be the students’ graduation ceremony. Our sources in Robe town, Bale zone, reported that the angry Oromo students of the college collected all the distributed flags to one place in the campus and set them on fire in public. It is also reported that the students were singing inspirational songs, about the liberation of Oromia, after burning the flags.
The Wayyane-Ethiopian government authorities, being completely rejected by the Oromo people and the entire peoples of Ethiopia, are notoriously known of transforming public ceremonies into political events, where they send their media reporters and shamelessly show the distorted events on a “national TV” screen (which is under their control) in an attempt to mislead the general public into believing that they have the support of the Oromo people. Consequently the Wayyane authorities deliberately made the day of graduation of the students of Robe Teachers’ College coincide with their own so called “flag celebration day” and distributed the Wayyane-sponsored “Ethiopian flags” to the students against their desire which led to the heroic, conscious, and angry Oromo students burn the flags and humiliate the local authorities, our sources added.
Meanwhile, our sources in Western Arsi zone, Gedeb Asasa district, reported that the Oromo people of the district rejected Wayyane officials’ request to celebrate their “flag celebration day”. Consequently a stand-off is reported to have occurred between local Wayyane authorities who are used to blaming one another for being rejected by the Oromo people all over Oromia.
Source: OLF news