Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
17 Princes Gate
London SW7 1PZ
An Open Letter
The Church of Haile Selassie I, writes to inform you of the reason for the demonstration today (11.07.2020.), across
the road, outside the Ethiopian Embassy.
It is regarding the current lawless and aggressive behaviour of the renegade Oromos, in Ethiopia, which we have
witnessed extended to here, in London. The breaking down and destruction of the statue of Ras Makonnen and also
the destruction of the ‘bust’ of Emperor Haile Selassie 1st. This is a gross violation of Rastafarians’ and Ethiopians’
heritage. I must say that, not all Oromo are in support of these atrocities.
It is the perpetrators that influence acts of evil and motivate others to carry out these abhorrent actions that must
be brought to justice.
The acts of violation, arson and illegal destruction of properties and buildings; including schools, hospitals, churches
and people’s homes. This has all been witnessed by the Abiy Ahmed administration who have turned a blind eye, to
the injustices that are suffered by the people.
Oh, Abiy administration: Hear the voice of the I Am, the all-seeing God. It is a circle; what you give out today will
come back to your tomorrow.
Please cease from promoting disunity amongst Ethiopians, Christians, Muslims, Rastafarians and those of other
faiths because we are all ‘One People’. We believe in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of man and this is
why we stood together in the battle of Adowa; against the 1935-41 invasion of Italy. ‘Ethiopia stretches out her hand
Our Oromo brothers fought side by side with Menelik II and Ras Makonnen. The Oromos were also there with
Emperor Haile Selassie 1st, in the years of battle against fascist occupation.
In 2016, the Church of Haile Selassie I demonstrated outside this said embassy against the killings of Oromos (the
highest number) and other ethnic groups, under the previous administration in Ethiopia.
The cries of the victims of Shashamane and the people of the free world, the people that love justice and hate
aggression is against the government of Ethiopia.
If the government of Ethiopia, stands by idly, watch this happen and makes no effort to bring the perpetrators to
justice, it would appear that they endorse these atrocities.
The Ahmed administration’s urgent and immediate action is required to bring the perpetrators to justice. Failure to
do so, will indicate an alliance with the aggressors.
The judgement for a better and united Ethiopia, is today.
It is time for ‘reconciliation and forgiveness’.
I close with Psalm 2:1-12.
Brother Leroy Lindsay
Source: Church Haile Selassie I ~ FB post ~ 11 Jul 2020