Ethiopia Commemorates Martyr’s Day

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia commemorates the thousands of Ethiopians massacred by the troops of Fascist Italy 80 years ago following the attempted assassination on Marshal Rodolfo Graziani.

The 80th anniversary of Martyr’s Day featured laying of wreaths in memory of the dead at the Martyr’s Monument attended by patriots and a huge crowd of people.  

The Martyrs’ Day commemorates Ethiopians indiscriminately massacred by the Italian occupation forces following an attempted assassination on Marshal Rodolfo Graziani.

Estimates show that as many as 30,000 Ethiopians were killed during the massacre.

The nation has erected a monument in Sidist kilo, near the Addis Ababa University in memory of the thousands of innocent civilians killed by the fascist troops.

Source: ENA


2 thoughts on “Ethiopia Commemorates Martyr’s Day

  1. Patriots Association member Asresahegn Lema on his part said this historical day is commemorated not only to honour the Martyrs but also to remind the new generation of the scarifies made to safeguard the sovereignty of the nation. The present generation is expected to intensify the struggle againstpoverty.

  2. The picture you have on this page is misleading, as it is NOT from Ethiopia. It is from the Bergen Belsen concentration camp in Germany in 1945, and the dead people are not Ethiopians, but Jews and other victims of Hitler.

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