Ethiopians Mark 85th Martyrs’ Day

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopians observed the Ethiopian Martyrs’ Day in memory of people massacred by the Fascist Italian forces 85 years ago.

The day was marked by laying wreaths at the Yekatit 12 Martyrs’ Monument erected in Addis Ababa in memory of the martyrs.

Speaker of the Addis Abeba Council, Buzena Alkadir, representatives of the Ethiopian Patriotic Association and Ethiopian Red Cross society laid wreaths at the monument to honor Martyrs.

The invading Italian forces killed at least 30,000 innocent Ethiopians in a three-day long massacre in 1937.

The killings was followed an assassination attempt by three Ethiopian patriots on Marshal Rodolfo Graziani in Addis Ababa.

In a statement today, the government Communication Service said the Martyrs Day demonstrates the fact that Ethiopians always strengthen unity and their ability to stand together against enemies.

It also urged Ethiopians to renew their efforts to ensure national prosperity by defeating the multifaceted enemies of the nation.