"We Rwandans are being very careful to avoid certain neigbhourhods where we think we might get attacked"
On Monday morning, we heard that a group of youth and bikers were going to take to the streets to chase Rwandans out of Goma. I heard they planned on targeting us just because we’re Rwandan, and they think Rwanda supports the M23. I was near my university when I saw them arrive. They were very angry and started throwing stones at Rwandan students, yelling that they would attack any Rwandan person who crossed their path. Quickly, however, other students came to our rescue. Then the police arrived, just in time to disperse the protesters. They drove the Rwandan students who wanted to leave to the border. We were met there by the Rwandan police, who drove us back to Gisenyi. I was terrified, but things seem to be calming down now.Tuesday morning, I was able to return to my university in Goma, and everything went okay. However, we Rwandans are being very careful to avoid certain neighbourhoods of the city where we think we might be attacked.