The United Nations has said that protesters who placed corpses in front of their headquarters in the Central African Republic (CAR) as protest were using the bodies for “propaganda”.
According to BBC, a UN spokesperson said that “Some people are using dead bodies… to say that we have killed civilians.”
Protesters had on Wednesday called for an end to violence by placing 17 bodies outside the UN building in Bangui.
They said the dead were innocent civilians killed in clashes between UN troops and armed groups.
The UN says the dead were armed criminals who had been targeting peacekeepers and government soldiers.
UN spokesman Vladimir Monteiro said “They shot at our peacekeepers and we returned fire, the bodies resulted from the clashes.”
“We condemn the fact that some people are using dead bodies for a kind of propaganda,” he added.