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Madagascar commemorates 7th January 2009 massacre

Madagascar commemorates 7th January 2009 massacre


About 200 people commemorated the 7th January 2009 massacre in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo.

A wreath was laid on the scene of the tragedy, that claimed the lives of more than 80 protesters.

Olivia’s husband succumbed to gunshot injuries during the protests.

“He fought, he shed his blood for the sake of the nation. Yes he struggled out of love for his country,” she said.

A dozen others were wounded, in the events of the «Orange Revolution» believed to have been the bloodiest, in the country’s history.

Also in attendance, were the two former heads of state, Ravalomanana and Rajoelina, whose parties clashed during the 2009 crisis.

Seven years later, the parties involved in the violence have adopted entrenched positions over who should take the blame.