Press Release: Irreecha Massacre Candlelight Vigil — Charlotte, NC
CHARLOTTE, NC – October 10, 2016
The Ethiopian-American Community in the Greater Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle Regions hosted a Candlelight Vigil for the hundreds of Oromo Ethiopians killed by Tigray People’s Liberation Front (Ethiopian Ruling Party). A crow of around 200 people attended the Candlelight Vigil. Guest speakers included Ethiopian activists as well as representatives from Senate Candidate Deborah Ross and U.S. House of Representative candidate Leon Threat. In attendance were also representative of N.C. Hillary Victory campaign. This massacre occurred on October 2, 2016 while the Oromos were celebrating Irreecha which is equivalent to the American Thanksgiving holiday. The Irreecha Massacre Candlelight Vigil is to demonstrate the communities condolences and sympathy to the families who have lost their loved once, celebrate the lives of these individuals, and bring comfort and healing to the community.
The Irreecha Massacre Candlelight Vigil was held at Marshall Park this past Sunday, October 09, 2016 starting at 6:00 pm.