Rwandan genocide commemoration on the Hill, April 7, 2016

Constant Horace, ambassador of Madagascar, greets Rwandan Acting High Commissioner Shakilla Umutoni before the ceremony. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji, and Ms. Umutoni observe a minute of silence in remembrance of victims. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The 1994 genocide saw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Rwandans. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Umutoni addresses the crowd. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Umutoni addresses the crowd. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Umutoni, Kenyan High Commissioner John L. Lanyasunya and Ethiopian Ambassador Birtukan Ayano Dadi after the ceremony. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia