TITLE

Papa In The Dock Unrest, protest, massacre

PUB. DATE
June 1979
SOURCE
Time;6/11/1979, Vol. 113 Issue 24, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the murder of 100 school children by the imperial guards of Emperor Jean Bedel Bokassa of the Central African Empire in April 18, 1979. It says that strikes and riots followed the decree of Bokassa ordering all primary and secondary students to wear uniforms that bear his imperial likeness and cost 165 dollars each. According to a report of the Amnesty International, the Emperor's soldiers captured a large number of children and youths in districts where protests had occurred and took them to Ngaragba prison, wherein 100 children were killed. It adds that Bokassa denied the charge against him, claiming that the victims were fully grown students that revolt against his regime. Meanwhile, the killings climaxed a year of protest over the large spending ways of Bokassa.
ACCESSION #
53524780

 

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