Guatemala video snapshot: Youth protest in Supreme Court during genocide trial
Ríos Montt and Rodriguez Sanchez are accused of being responsible for the Guatemalan Army's mass killings of more than 1,700 Ixil Maya civilians, systematic rape, and forced displacement.
On April 18, just after the court adjourned, I was walking out of the Supreme Court building when I heard a group shouting "Justice! Justice!"—I walked into the center of the building and saw this group of young people holding signs that said, "So that history will never repeat," and "We young people deserve to know the truth."
I later learned that this "flash mob" of sorts was largely organized on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms popular with youth here in Guatemala.