Rwanda pays tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide | News


The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, remembered this Thursday the victims of the 1994 genocide in his country, which left a balance of more than 800,000 dead of the Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups and in which France has a special responsibility.


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The Rwandan president published this day on his official Twitter account: “It will always be useless to try to turn victims into perpetrators… and vice versa”, alluding to the misrepresentation that the Western media has made in this regard.

Every year the head of state of the African nation pays tribute to the victims of April 7, 1994 and attends the commemorative act, which as usual, takes place at the Genocide Monument in Kigali, the capital.

For its part, the office of the British High Commissioner in Rwanda reported in this regard: “We must honor the memory of all those who were killed and support the survivors. And we must all work to ensure that such atrocities never happen again, anywhere.”

This time, the national mourning will last a week while the activities in remembrance of the events will take place until July 3, just one day before the celebration of Liberation Day.

However, due to the situation of Covid-19 in the country, massive events such as the “Walk of Remembrance” will not be held, in which thousands of people gathered in previous years to pay tribute.

On the other hand, the responsibility of France in the events of April 7 has been admitted even by leaders of the European country. In this regard, French President Emmanuel Macron previously stated that “France did not understand that, by wanting to prevent a regional conflict or a civil war, it was in fact on the side of a genocidal regime.”

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