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Un geste de rage ou de dégoût, l'image symbole de ce Casque bleu qui lacère son béret au moment de quitter le Rwanda

Card Number 30194

Number
30194
Author
Tripault, Richard
Author
Thibault, √Čric
Author
Courtellemont, Marie-Pierre
Date
18 avril 1994
Ymd
19940418
Time
23:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 23 heures
Title
Un geste de rage ou de dégoût, l'image symbole de ce Casque bleu qui lacère son béret au moment de quitter le Rwanda
Size
14263 bytes
Pages nb.
1
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- The disarray of the UN soldiers is also the image of a Belgian Blue Helmet returning from Rwanda. A gesture of rage or disgust, the symbolic image of this Blue Helmet lacerating his beret [we see a Belgian soldier stabbing his blue UN beret with a dagger saying: "It's because of the berets that we feel remorse!"]. It is in Rwanda, when leaving the country. The last Belgian soldiers will indeed leave tomorrow [April 19] from Kigali.
- The International Committee of the Red Cross, however, paints a nightmarish picture of the situation. Shelling and shooting still in the capital. And then everywhere in the country tens of thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of people forced to exodus. The massacres continue without any of the belligerents making a concession towards peace or even towards a ceasefire.