Remember The Rwanda Genocide Essay

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Remembering The Rwandan Genocide
On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down. Immediately after that violence commenced (Source 1). Word spread around and blamed the Tutsi a small minority that lives in Rwanda for President Habyarimana’s Death. Hutu extremists made their plans to destroy the entire Tutsi civilian population because of this. The Rwandan Genocide was a violation of human rights because it defies multiple guaranteed rights from the UN Declaration of Human rights, including Articles 2, 7, and 1 because they slaughtered them and killed them forcly and never gave them rights on what's going on.
Rwanda is a small country with an overwhelmingly agricultural economy it had one of the highest population densities in Africa (Source 2) About 85 percent of its population is Hutu, 14% of Tutsi, along with 1% of small number of Twa and Pygmy group who were the original inhabitants of Rwanda, This was the normal population before the genocide happened (Source 3). The Hutus and Tutsis had a history of arguments and problems with each other so, it's not the first time they’ve been angry at each other. The Hutu
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The genocide was carried out primarily by Hutu supremacist militia groups, prepared by the state government of Rwanda, After Rwandan Army, and Rwandan civilians in compliance with the “Hutu Power” movement. after that they time they used ID cards had people's ethnic group on them (Source 13) , so militias set up roadblocks where Tutsis were slaughtered so it would be much easier (Source 6). All of this took time to plan out and exterminate the people on tutsis. Among the first victims of the genocide were the moderate Hutu Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana and her 10 Belgian bodyguards, killed on April 7 (Source 7). The first people to kill on this genocide were them and it shows horrible it was how they really wanted the moderate hutus and tutsis