Tutsi Genocide of Hutu in Burundi 1972

[ 1972 ]

No other event cast greater discredit on the First Republic than the genocidal killings perpetrated against the Hutu community in April and May 1972. The carnage took the lives of approximately 5 percent of the population and virtually wiped out the stratum of educated Hutu. Anywhere from 100,000 to 150,000 Hutu were killed in the repression triggered by the outbreak of Hutu-instigated uprisings. Besides creating deep and lasting hatred on both sides of the ethnic divide, the events of 1972 became the source of considerable tension within the Tutsi minority

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