Rwanda

How Genocide Took Over

Background and How it Started

In the year 1994, Rwanda had a population of 7 million. In that 7 million people were divided into three ethnic groups, 85 % were called Hutu, 14 % were Tusti, and 1 % were Twa. But in between the months of April and July, President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down and voilence began. A Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to eliminate the entire country's Tusti population. At least 800,000 Tusti were killed.


"Background." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

Violence

Hutus became clear of what was happening and fled to places like schools, churches hotels, and government buildings. Political and other high leaders were taken out immediately.


"Violence." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2015.

Defying Genocide