They thought they’d be safe at a church. Then the soldiers arrived
Video by Mark Baron, Alex Platt, Elisa Solinas, Jessi Esparza and Agne Jurkenaite, CNN
Updated 1121 GMT (1921 HKT) March 1, 2021
Editor’s Note: (All of the witnesses to this massacre have been given pseudonyms at their request due to fears of retribution.)
“They were taking them barefoot and killing them in front of their mothers” Rahwa
“… most of them were eaten by vultures before they got buried, it was horrible” Tedros
Eliza Mackintosh wrote and reported. Barbara Arvanitidis, Nima Elbagir, Bethlehem Feleke, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Katie Polglase reported.
Edited by Nick Thompson. Video and editorial supervised by Dan Wright. Design and visual editing by Peter Robertson, Henrik Pettersson, Brett Roegiers, Sarah Tilotta, Temujin Doran and Lauren Cook.
Jennifer Hansler contributed to this report from Washington, DC.