Rwanda Prepares For 20th Commemoration Of 1994 Genocide


Thousands of people gather at the Kicukiro College of Technology... News PhotoAbundance,Army,Bestof,Conflict,Genocide,Horizontal,Human Interest,Kigali,Mass Murder,People,Rwanda,Social Issues,Topics,Topix,United Nations,Violence,WarPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesKIGALI, RWANDA - APRIL 05: Thousands of people gather at the Kicukiro College of Technology football pitch to commemorate the 2,000 people who were abandoned by United Nations troops during the 1994 genocide April 5, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda. On April 11, 1994, Belgian paratroopers who were part of the UNAMIR mission were ordered to leave the school grounds, abandoning the people to the national police and Interahamwe militia, who lead their victims to a garbage dump and slaughtered them. Rwanda is preparing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the country's 1994 genocide, when more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutus were slaughtered over a 100 day period. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)