Guinea massacre victims' families unable to gather

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 28, 2010 19:38

 
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CONAKRY, Guinea — The families of the over 150 people killed in a massacre in Guinea last September were barred from entering or approaching the soccer stadium where the killings occurred on the one-year anniversary of the slaughter.

Military trucks teeming with armed soldiers were positioned at the entrance to the sports arena where protesters had gathered for a demonstration last Sept. 28.The protesters were demanding an end to army rule, and the army responded by opening fire with machine guns, moving down civilians.



The country's transitional government announced in a statement read on state TV that all gatherings inside the stadium were forbidden. They asked relatives of the dead to mark the occasion privately by praying at the nearest mosque or church.

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