As President Paul Kagame prepares for his first trip to the United States after successfully rigging elections in 2010, the Rwandan Diaspora is mobilizing for a mammoth protest. The message to be conveyed is clear and simple: democracy is necessary in for Rwanda to move forward.
On the other hand, the government is desperately trying to recruit supporters as well. Their mini commercial one website reads, “if you are going to Rwanda Day, They [presumably the government of Rwanda] can help you get a deal starting at under $300 (flights + 2 Nights shared hotel room +Car rental)…”
While protests are unthinkable in Rwanda, thanks to democracy in the United States, Kagame will have to get used to this kind of protests every time he visits the United States. A terrible dictator should never be allowed to enjoy the fruits of democracy in the United States which he never permits in his own country. At the very least, he must be challenge on the streets!