March 23, 2012 (Qeerroo) – Student Jirenya Ragassa was one of the peaceful demonstrators who were convinced to speak out against injustice and to work for democracy and rule of law, in a country where unspeakable mess is going on by an organized gang and self appointed “Government of Ethiopia”.
It is a conviction of tyrants that crushing dissents is the only way
to move forwards. They don’t have the courage to face the bitter truth
and brave hearts of their own citizens. By so doing, they exacerbate the
already complex and unbearable situation and push the matter further to
the brink. By killing one, they will help the birth of thousands and
millions of Jirenya, who are ready to fight to the end for the right and
dignity of their people and their land.
That is exactly what is happening right at the hero memorial held for
Jirenya in different part of Wollega. They have vowed to keep their
promise to each other and to the soul of Jirenya, that his sacrifice
will inspire their life and their struggle until they achieve their
goal. Students and fellow Oromo’s in Haroo, Limmuu, Diggaa, Saasiggaa,
Eebantuu, Kiiramuu, Dhukkee, Dongoroo, Amuruu, Jaartee and other places
have held a candle light ceremony in his remembrance, chanting and
vowing to keep the cause going.
Jirenya has lived an exemplary life and had paid the biggest sacrifice for the cause of his people. He preferred to die on his feet than to live on his knees, leaving the rest of the job behind for us.
Let’s move the barrier, let’s make the monster in 4 kilo and his brutality only a matter history. Let us act NOW!!!