University students, youth stage anti-BBC demo

Hundreds of youths, including university students, gathered at the Kigali Business Center roundabout in Kacyiru today morning to protest against British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary that experts say promotes Genocide denial.
Youth march to Parliament in demonstration against the BBC documentary. (John Mbanda)
Youth march to Parliament in demonstration against the BBC documentary. (John Mbanda)

Hundreds of youths, including university students, gathered at the Kigali Business Center roundabout in Kacyiru today morning to protest against  British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary that experts say promotes Genocide denial.

The main organisers of the protest march are AERG, an organization for students who survived the 1994 Genocide, and the Forum for University Students Unions (FAGER).

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Youth demonstrate at Parliament against the BBC documentary. (John Mbanda)

Protestors on the scene are carrying placards denouncing the documentary, with one sign asking ‘BBC, where were you when innocent people were being killed’?

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Hundreds of youth gather to protest the BBC documentary. (John Mbanda)

One of the protestors who spoke to The New Times said that the youth organized the demo to express their disapproval of “BBC’s false reporting on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi”. 

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One of the demonstrators write posters before the demonstration. (John Mbanda)

The march will end at the BBC office in Remera.

On October 1, BBC 2 aired a documentary titled ‘Rwanda’s Untold Story’ that genocide scholars and survivors say negates the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. 

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