Press Release ● Human and Civil Rights
For Immediate Release: 
April 11, 2014
Contact Info: 

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Danny Davis (IL-07), Peter Welch (VT), Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Bobby Rush (IL-01) on the House Floor this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.  

On April 7th, 1994, Hutu militias ordered the country’s Hutu majority to exterminate the Tutsi ethnic group. Over a 100-day period, over 800,000 people, mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, were killed.

Below is a video of the remarks made this week remembering the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide:

Click here to watch the video.