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Proposal to Name a Road in Minneapolis as “Oromo Street” Approved

Posted: Amajjii/January 13, 2015 · Finfinne Tribune | Gadaa.com | Comments (4)

Minneapolis Residents Attend the Hearing to Review Warsame's Street Naming Proposal (Photo: Minneapolis City Council Member  the Honorable Abdi Warsame)

Minneapolis Residents Attend the Hearing to Review Warsame’s Street Naming Proposal (Photo: Minneapolis City Council Member the Honorable Abdi Warsame)

The hearing held by the Minneapolis City Planning Commission on Jan. 12, 2015, to decide on Council Member Abdi Warsame’s application for commemorative street names along the city’s Cedar riverside area has approved Warsame’s proposal.

According to the now approved Warsame’s proposal, the section of the 4th Street South in Minneapolis, Minnesota, between Cedar Avenue and 15th Avenue South will be named “Oromo Street.”

The Oromia Media Network (OMN) covered the news during its January 12, 2015, nightly news as follows:

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  1. Tesfaye Moti Demissie Reply

    January 13, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Wow!, great achievement. This is the result your valuable effort you guys especially, Abdii and I’d like to say congratulations!
    This is one step forward for Oromoo nation.

  2. Fjuty Reply

    January 13, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    that is wow. better than fighting within. look what one can achieve just from 2014 of positive thinking. how many year/decades wasted.
    freedom is close if we really work for it in union too.

  3. Mosisa Reply

    January 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Great achievement, Congrats to Oromos and Somlians!

    Just wonder, where is Abebe Belew? He must be on vacation back in ethiopia, otherwise he could have raised the question” why not abyssinian street instead of Oromo Street”?

    Those Dum question!

  4. Gutaa Damoso Reply

    January 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    This is one of the great achievements of the year.It adds an immense grace to our value and the inspiration we have as a people.

    Dear members of the oromo community,the leaders and other species of the wonderful human beings who worked to this end should be proud in letting the job well done.It is part of an international movement for recognition of culture and celebration of diversity in the heart of The United States Of America.The people and the leaders who have done to this end would be held high in the movement of the oromo people’s struggle for justice ,equality,tolerance around the world and in particular Horn Of Africa.Our struggle is part of the international struggle to make the wold a better place.for people to live in peace , tranquility and dignity in a unity despite diversity and love despite difference.It is a paradigm shift in the face of oromo political struggle.It adds a grace to our imagination and inspiration as one of the ancient people who are rising up from the deep and long slumber.It adds value to who we are and what we are destined to accomplish.

    Thank you the community,the leaders and all who helped to this end.

    waaqni umrii dheeraa fi qalbi guddaa isiniif kenne kana itti haa dabalu.Sii achi waan kana caalu ilma namaaf dalagdu,horaa bula.

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