Rwandans protest Britain’s arrest of intelligence chief

Hundreds of Rwandans protested in front of the British Embassy in Kigali on Wednesday over the arrest of the country’s intelligence chief, General Karenzi Karake, by British law enforcement officials last week.

The demonstrators chanted slogans denouncing Britain’s “contempt,” and also waved portraits of the arrested Rwandan senior military officer, who has been dubbed the country’s “Freedom hero.”

Several shops and offices were closed for the afternoon for the latest in a string of government-sanctioned demonstrations since General Karake’s arrest after he was prevented from boarding a flight to Kigali from London last Saturday.

The demonstration was organized after Rwandan Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Louise Mushikiwabo Tuesday said the abuse of justice by Western powers should end following the arrest of her country’s intelligence chief.

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