Rwandans in Netherlands mark Genocide

At least 250 people on Saturday turned up at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel, in The Hague, The Netherlands to mark the 21st anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
A Walk to Remember in The Netherlands.
A Walk to Remember in The Netherlands.

At least 250 people on Saturday turned up at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel, in The Hague, The Netherlands to mark the 21st anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

The participants included Rwandans, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to The Netherlands, friends of Rwanda and officials from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Ambassador Karabaranga (2nd R) leads the mourners through a walk to remember.

The Rwandan Ambassador to The Netherlands, Jean Pierre Karabaranga, took the mourners through the country’s history, saying that the Genocide was a culmination of a long campaign to persecute the Tutsi, a campaign that started in 1959, with the killing of over 15,000 people.

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The youth during a walk to remember

“On this day of remembrance, we commend RPF-Inkotanyi for their sacrifice and bravely during the horrible period. They are our heroes and will always be revered,” said Karabaranga, referring to the former RPA rebels that stopped the Genocide.

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Participants attentively follow the event in The Hague on Saturday

The envoy commended the Dutch government for standing with Rwanda in the aftermath of the Genocide and for supporting various development initiatives Rwandans undertook to rebuild the country.

The Saturday event was preceded with a Walk to Remember.

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

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